Our Accessibility Focus
Good user experience focuses on understanding the user and on optimizing the quality of the user’s interaction with your products or services.
OneSpring has accessibility engineers that can provide support for your projects and provide guidance on how to help you meet accessibility and usability standards.
We can conduct an audit and thorough evaluation of your existing product, website, or application and see whether it meets ADA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 requirements.
The Need For Accessibility
19 percent have a disability
2,200,000 suffer seizures
8,100,000 visually impaired
19,900,000 motor impaired
2,000,000 legally blind
7,600,000 auditory impaired
Good user experience focuses on understanding the user, their needs and wants, as well as their abilities and limitations and on optimizing the quality of the user’s interaction with your products or services. In the U.S., nearly 1 in 5 people have a disability. This makes accessibility a crucial part of an inclusive user experience. By incorporating accessibility standards into your product or website, you can reach a wider audience and ensure that your product or website is available to people with a diverse range of abilities.
OneSpring has accessibility engineers that can provide support in your new project and provide guidance on how to ensure that your product or application meets the ADA, WCAG2.0, and/or Section 508 standards. We can help you establish internal guidelines and standards, work with your team to implement accessibility standards, create documentation for maintaining an accessibility program, and provide support for quality assurance and UAT accessibility testing to verify that accessibility standards have been met and implemented properly. By getting us involved early, you can avoid later rework and updates needed to become compliant and ensure that your project meets accessibility requirements from the onset.
We can conduct an audit and thorough evaluation of your existing product, website, or application and see whether it meets the standards of ADA, WCAG 2.0, and/or Section 508 standards. We will perform a page-by-page analysis of your product, website, or application and identify areas that may need remediation. We will generate a report of areas that do not meet ADA, WCAG 2.0, and/or Section 508 standards, and provide recommendations and support to help you make updates to mitigate the issues and achieve compliance. In addition, we can help establish internal guidelines and standards and train your staff in maintaining an ongoing accessibility program.
508 Program Management
Understand roles and responsibilities related to IT accessibility. Roles include, Requiring Official, Procurement Official, Internal IT Developers, Section 508 Coordinator and Approving Official (AO).
Tools and guidance to help federal agencies adopt universal design to improve accessibility.
Successful implementation of Section 508 requires strong, visible and consistent agency leadership.
Federal Section 508 Program Managers (Coordinators) are responsible for organizing and supporting the implementation of Section 508 within their respective departments.
Agencies need clear policies and procedures, as well as effective governance to enforce robust training and strong accountability for Section 508 requirements.
Non-compliance with Section 508 has clear consequences that cost agencies required to manage administrative complaints and content vendor legal claims.
OneSpring provides guidance to help 508 Program Managers and others interested in improving the accessibility of their digital products.
Consulting Practice Areas
Expand each section to the left to learn more about OneSpring’s Consulting Practice Areas and our Accessibility Program Management services.