Build and maintain digital accessibility by embedding testing and best practices into your development process.
Accessibility is Critical to Your Business
A human-driven approach to digital accessibility testing.
From increasing your customer base to risk mitigation, the reasons to be digitally accessible are numerous. Proactive companies integrate accessibility into their development lifecycle. Doing so helps ensure digital properties are inclusive to all users and compliant with established laws and regulations. And while automated accessibility scanners can be a starting point, they cannot tell whether or not you are compliant. That's where Applause’s human-driven approach can help.
Applause offers a full suite of accessibility testing and training services, led by a team of experts, that enables brands to identify weaknesses in their digital experiences, resolve issues quickly and integrate best practices into regular operations.
Benefits of Accessibility Testing
Our human-led approach helps you reach a broader audience while significantly reducing the risk of litigation.
Integrate Accessibility Into Regular Operations
Understand issues, prioritize fixes and educate teams.
As the pace of development increases, it is critical that accessibility is embedded in your software development lifecycle. Applause gives you access to a team of experts who perform assessments of your digital properties, wireframes or content against accessibility standards including WCAG 2.1. With years of experience, our team can help you understand which user flows should be prioritized and determine a regular cadence for assessments. Following an assessment, you’ll receive detailed findings that prioritize issues based on severity level and remediation recommendations so your team can resolve issues quickly. Once resolved, our team will validate that issues have been fixed correctly and identify any outstanding compliance concerns resulting from code changes. Applause can also provide Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) and help with Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACRs) to showcase your conformance to accessibility standards.
Accessibility is not a one-time fix. It should be a continuous commitment across the organization. Accessibility education is critical to become compliant and stay compliant. Applause provides customized course development and training to showcase the importance of accessibility throughout your organization and to educate individual teams on how to incorporate best practices into regular operations.
To help build accessibility into everyday operations, developers can use the Applause Accessibility Tool to identify and resolve issues while they code. Like all automated accessibility tools, this should be leveraged alongside manual testing to uncover the portion of accessibility issues that require human evaluation to detect.