Today, we make a commitment.
The surge in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-based lawsuits reinforces the importance of taking collective action to correct the failures of modern web design. That’s because for years web developers have prioritized search engine optimization over human optimization, increasing conversions instead of access, and designing for mobile, not the immobile.
Although solutions existed for some time, they became secondary concerns. Today, we change that.
We commit to understanding and delivering an accessible web experience for all, regardless of physical or mental abilities.
That is our commitment and we ask that you join us. It’s not going to be easy. Understanding web accessibility can be intimidating, especially the deeper you get. Getting to a point where you’re comfortable explaining the ins and outs of web accessibility is going to take focus and patience and plenty of time and resources. Most of all, it’s going to take commitment.
Starting today, we accept the responsibility of providing a fair and equally accessible web experience for all, and together, take steps to Grow for Good™. Whatever your motivations, we thank you for making this a priority.
This guide is intended to make accessibility more accessible.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is a list of recommendations to address known challenges people with disabilities face on the internet. Organized by levels, businesses should aspire to be WCAG level AA-compliant to deliver an appropriate experience for all users. Unfortunately, the WCAG can be a bit technical and overwhelming. This guide is intended to simplify each recommendation and suggest possible solutions.
This guide is written specifically for the HubSpot CMS. The explanations here may be adapted or interpreted for other content management systems but please do so with caution. Some of the WCAG recommendations are easily achieved with a basic understanding of HTML. Others require an extremely high level of coding and are practically impossible without the assistance of third-party software and services. The primary tool that resolves many of the more challenging criteria is a service called accessiBe.
accessiBe is a third-party service that has a minimum expense of around $500 per year, and without it, much of the level A and AA compliance is unachievable. The solutions recommended for each success criteria are dependant on an active accessiBe subscription, which can be purchased here.
We've also provided a checklist to use along with this guide to track your progress. The checklist is a Google Sheet that can be copied locally and shared with a team to update as they go.
Each WCAG recommendation is organized below. The items that need to be addressed are coded in colors and symbols.
For general questions on our accessibility efforts or services, please contact us here. For questions on how to resolve specific success criteria, please comment on the individual articles.
Morey Creative Studios is an affiliate of accessiBe.com and is compensated for traffic sent to their website that results in business. If you are going to use accessiBe, we appreciate the credit being attributed to us by simply using this link: https://accessibe.com/a/ki1xmq7
Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.
User interface components and navigation must be operable.
Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.
Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.