Usable. Accessible. Inclusive.
Don't turn away customers.
Accessibility is about more than complying with regulations. Providing alternative text with an image helps people using screen readers, but also improves search engine visibility. Likewise, designing mouse-free navigation that works smoothly for users with physical limitations also enhances the mobile experience. When you improve the usability and accessibility of a site, you also increase your odds of attracting, retaining, and growing an audience.
Most importantly, it's the right thing to do.
Certified Accessibility Expertise
Our accessibility experts, Ashley Helminiak and Haley Troyer, have earned certifications from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. Ashley has her CPWA (which is both the CPACC certification and WAS certification). Haley has garnered her CPACC certification. It is our goal at RDG to continuously reinforce accessibility skills within our organization so as soon as new techniques are standardized, we are ready to implement them on client's sites.
True usability and accessibility demands attention to many aspects of a website or application. Plans must take into account screen readers, voice control, keyboard navigation, and other assistive technologies. Choices such as color contrast, and visual motion have a large impact as well. We take accessibility into account through the entire development process.
Existing sites need help, too. Our team provides auditing and remediation services for websites, web applications, and mobile apps to identify obstacles to usability and accessibility and implement solutions quickly. We'll identify easy wins, and call out larger gains that a full user experience overhaul could accomplish.
Designing and developing with accessibility in mind is important, but so is ongoing content maintenance. Rapid Development Group provides training and support to site owners so that correct choices are made for color combinations, textual descriptions, and inclusive imagery. This is in turn enabled by the powerful Drupal Content Management System.