Website Accessibility

MTC helps organizations, businesses, and universities ensure web accessibility for people with disabilities. When the ADA became the law of the land, the internet, as we know it, did not exist. Governments, universities, and service providers embraced the internet and navigating websites for information, learning, or simply to buy goods became the new normal. The Department Of Justice has recently placed an emphasis on creating an accessible internet, and MTC is here to help.

In many ways, the internet should make life easier for everyone. MTC consultants ensure that your web content and structure is developed to provide people with disabilities the conveniences of our modern internet world, including:

  • Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 AA website accessibility audits
  • Manual technical evaluation of the website
  • Website accessibility testing using automated tools
  • Screen reader accessibility testing
  • User accessibility testing
  • Comprehensive reporting with prioritized recommendations and code examples
  • Analysis and development of web accessibility policies
  • Accessible document training
  • WCAG 2.0 AA training

Information technology (IT) accessibility is primarily about making reasonable assurances allowing all users to effectively access and use online resources. ‘All users’ includes individuals using assistive technologies, such as screen readers, individuals using customer configurations such as large fonts or high contrast color schemes, individuals physically unable to use a mouse, and individuals unable to hear video content.

Accessibility Laws

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Section 508 of the rehabilitation Act as Amended in 1998

Web Accessibility Review

  • Headings
  • Lists
  • Alternate Text for Images
  • Color contrast
  • Keyboard Accessibility
  • Visible Indication of Focus for Keyboard Users
  • Link Text
  • Resizable Text
  • Rich, Interactive Content
  • ARIA Landmark Roles
  • Forms: Labels
  • Forms: Fieldset
  • Forms: Validation
  • CAPTCHA
  • Hiding Content from Sighted Users
  • Tables for Layout
  • Data Tables
  • PDF Accessibility
  • Video Accessibility

Case Study

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Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

MTC assessed Fort Lewis College websites to identify existing and potential barriers to digital access. MTC reviewed website accessibility policies and procedures, web accessibility techniques, and other vendor provided websites. MTC provided accessibility training for Fort Lewis College website developers and other staff responsible for creating and maintaining web content.

Do you need a self-evaluation and transition plan? Meeting the Challenge can help set you up for success in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act.