Accessibility Reviews

Nearly 1 in 5 people have a permanent disability — 57 million people in the United States alone — and many more individuals experience a temporary or situational impairment. An accessibility review is the process of evaluating, via audit or qualitative study, how well your site or product supports individuals with disabilities. We can help you create an inclusive user experience that accommodates people of all abilities and contexts.

Accessibility Audit

An accessibility audit starts with reviewing your site or product's adherence to WCAG 2.0AA accessibility standards, a common international benchmark similar to US Section 508 guidelines. The initial review allows us to evaluate the current accessibility level of your product, identify current accessibility obstacles, and provide actionable recommendations to correct them (usually through a combination of design and coding modifications). A full accessibility audit requires access to a product's code, but we can also provide preliminary, partial accessibility reviews based on design mockups or prototypes.

Accessibility Study

An accessibility study allows you and your team to observe firsthand how individuals with disabilities experience your site or product. These one-on-one sessions with a Blink researcher are performed to complement an accessibility audit by providing additional qualitative findings, as well as a deeper level of exposure that can help foster empathy on product teams. Accessibility studies provide insights beyond those offered by an accessibility audit alone, typically at the level of task flows and qualitative user feedback. An accessibility study is also an excellent way to provide the exposure and empathy necessary to drive and inspire accessible practices in product teams.

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