Web Accessibility Initiative

Access for Everyone works with disability groups and consultants to audit business and government websites. We bring to the website owner’s attention barriers that may block users from accessing the services they offer to the public. If the website owner desires, we give them guidance about how to make their website accessible to all users.

Designing a website on barrier-free principles ensures not only that it is accessible to people who have disabilities, but also makes it easier to use for everyone who accesses the site. Access for Everyone can link your web developers with accessibility-conscious designers and consultants before you begin your site, or as part of a redesign, to ensure that your site complies with modern accessibility standards.

We encourage businesses to apply the principles of universal design in their websites. This can be achieved by applying the guidelines established in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 by the W3 Consortium, and the policies set forth in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

In March 2013, WebAIM conducted a survey of users with low vision, and remarkably, over 70% of the respondents indicated that web content accessibility had not improved over the last year.  The Access for Everyone initiative addressing Web Accessibility aims to remedy this situation.