Website Accessibility Compliance Checks
Our website accessibility compliiance checking service provides independent certification that your site meets the W3C Accessibility Initiative guidelines. We offer reasonable email support and a free retest if you make the required corrections within eight weeks. Sites that pass the test are awarded a Certificate of Compliance.
Order a compliance test now by using our WCAG Test Form
Testing the accessibility of your website
Some accessibility barriers can be identified by software, but most barriers require a human to check. That is why, in addition to our experts, we also ask real people using their assistive software to check all the sites we test.
The de-facto standards for testing accessibility - the W3C Accessibility Initiative Guidelines (WCAG) - are used as a basis for our website accessibility tests. However we always supplement testing against the guidelines with "real world" user experience. We use input from panels of disabled users to support our specialist technical analysis. Once your site has been tested to be sufficiently compliant with the W3C guidelines at the appropriate level and usable by disabled people we issue an accessibility compliance certificate. This will allow you to demonstrate that independent specialists, as well as disabled users, have verified that your website provides an effective level of service for all users.
The website accessibility test results are sent to you by email as a short PDF report. For more details please see below. If you need a full report, with detailed explanations of problems found and a detailed action plan for improvements, then you should look at our Accessibility Reports
Testing For Compliance With The W3C Accessibility Initiative Guidelines (WCAG)
Our test reports give a Pass, Fail or Near mark for each of the accessibility checkpoints at the level being tested. Where appropriate we make a short comment to clarify why a particular mark has been given.
To complete the test we undertake the following actions:
- Set a series of appropriate tasks for some members of our disabled user panel to complete.
- Validate the HTML code for a representative sample of pages, including all entry pages, site maps, primary content pages, templated areas and interactive pages.
- Validate the style sheets (CSS files) to check compliance.
- Conduct a series of manual checks for compliance with each of the WAI guidelines using the W3C accessibility checklist.
- Collate the results from steps 1 to 4 into a standard score sheet and add comments if required.
For simple websites up to 250 pages you can order by credit or debit card using the secure Papal system. Level 1 (A) tests cost £249, Level 2 (AA) tests £499 and Level 3 (AAA) tests £599. All these prices exclude UK VAT. For larger sites (those with multiple, separately edited, sections), or if you would like to discuss your requirements with us please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use our Contact Form. If you prefer to pay by other methods or you are not liable for payment of UK VAT you can indicate this when you place your order and we will contact you to discuss invoicing details.
Testing for compliance with the United States Government S508 accessibility guidelines
We can also test websites for compliance with the USA Section 508 accessibility checklist. The price for this is £249 plus VAT. For larger sites (those with multiple, separately edited, sections), or if you would like to discuss your requirements with us please email email@example.com or use our Contact Form.