Removing Barriers

There is no doubt that accessibility is an important issue for today's websites, especially when it comes to colleges and universities. About 56.7 million people, or 19% of the population, had a disability in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. ADA compliance, or the Americans with Disabilities Act, guidelines are meant to compel institutions of higher education, or anyone in the public space, to make provisions for those with disabilities.

At Beacon, we are commited to designing and developing websites that are both functional and accessible to all users, regardless of ability, while also using the latest web design trends. This will not only improve your site's reach and public opinion, but also site performance, SEO, and page ranking. That's why it's important for us to make sure accessibility is a priority for all our clients throughout a project.  

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Accessibility & Our Process

Analysis

We begin thinking about accessibility from the beginning by defining and documenting your project goals and audience in our strategy phase.

Design

Get a clean, simple and responsive website with typography, modern design elements and color contrast any user can follow.

Content

Content is part of accessibility, so we make sure content is presented cleanly in a solid structure for easier scanning and understanding.

Development

With years of experience under our belt, we develop organized code with functional keyboard navigation and accessible markup.

Testing

We cross-browser and user test all our websites thoroughly, and utilize the most commonly used scanning tools for accessibility: SortSite and Siteimprove.

Maintenance

We stay up to date on all standards. Get help managing, monitoring and reviewing your website post-launch by our team of professionals.

ADA compliance can be difficult to interpret and even harder to implement. However, after a thorough audit, a qualified web developer will have a good idea where you stand and what you should do to get up to speed with ADA compliance guidelines.

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