Accessibility Remediation Services

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Need to comply with Section 508/504, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), or other accessibility standards?

Need to make an existing website, platform, group of documents, or other digital asset accessible?

Websites, Applications, and Document Remediation: We Make Your Existing Digital Content Accessible

In the physical world, businesses and organizations include wheelchair ramps, Braille signage or audio signals, standardized door widths, grab bars, and more.

Yet websites, applications, and other digital platforms that are not built accessibly often exclude potential users and visitors who have disabilities. Digital accessibility empowers individuals with disabilities to independently navigate, browse, use, and otherwise interact with your digital content. Because many organizations don’t often think about digital accessibility when first creating a website or application, remediation is often a valid solution for complying with recognized accessibility standards.

What is accessibility remediation?

Accessibility remediation is the process of bringing your digital assets—such as websites, applications, digital documents, and documents—into compliance with recognized standards of accessibility with the goal of providing a better user experience for people with disabilities. Typically, accessibility standards are based on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 or 2.1:

  • WCAG is often mentioned in legal decisions regarding website accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) resolutions typically require that websites and digital content be remediated to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
  • Federal agencies and their information and communications technology (ICT) vendors are often held to Section 508 standards. Section 508 also heavily references WCAG.

What does accessibility remediation include?

Any accessibility remediation effort will first start with our accessibility audit services. By evaluating and testing your site, application, and documents against WCAG 2.0Section 508, or other recognized accessibility standards, your team and ours will understand what accessibility issues must be addressed and in what priority.

After the audit, we will work with you to develop a roadmap on how to proceed, fully explaining what accessibility issues need to be fixed, by whom, in what order, and why. Many digital assets can be remediated directly by your in-house team or our accessibility specialists; others may need to be recreated or converted to render them fully accessible. Still, others may be third-party components that need discussions with the provider to move that component closer to being fully accessible.

Broadening the Scope: Website Remediation and Other Digital Assets

Microassist provides a comprehensive suite of accessibility remediation services across various platforms and digital assets. Our portfolio spans web-based platforms, device-specific components, mobile apps, a myriad of document formats, graphic content, media files, software applications, and interactive or dynamic content. This ensures that no matter how your content is presented or consumed, it meets accessibility compliance standards.

  1. Web-Based Platforms: Comprehensive web accessibility remediation for websites and web applications, including forms, interactive elements like carousels, and complex structures.
  2. Document Formats: Document remediation services for a variety of document types, including Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), PDFs, and other popular document formats.
  3. E-Learning Material: Accessibility remediation for a broad spectrum of e-learning content, including online courses, digital textbooks, interactive learning modules, quizzes, and simulations, to ensure an inclusive learning experience for all users.
  4. Software Applications: Accessibility optimization for a wide range of applications, including desktop, mobile, and cloud-based applications.
  5. Media Files: Improving accessibility for various media files, including videos, audio, podcasts, and multimedia presentations using captioning and audio description.
  6. Graphic Content: Enhancing the accessibility of graphical documents, image files, infographics, and visually complex data presentations.

Microassist: Your Experienced Partner in Digital Accessibility Remediation and Compliance Solutions

Microassist excels in accessibility audits and remediation, accessible website and application development, document remediation, and accessible e-learning development. Microassist is a trusted provider of accessibility services to a diverse clientele, including corporations, government agencies at both state and federal levels, and higher education institutions.

We are proud to be an award-winning provider of accessible solutions for web, training, and open-source products. This expertise has been leveraged to create, remediate, and maintain some of the largest government, educational and corporate sites operating under Section 508, Section 504, and WCAG 2.1 compliance requirements in the United States.