Accessibility

Ensuring everyone is able to reach the content of your site is not just ethical, its good business. A universally accessible site allows for a larger audience and more flexibility on the presentation of your information. 

Accessible design is good design

57 percent of Americans are currently living with some form of disability and this number is expected to explode over the next decade as baby boomers age. At Duo, we take a unique approach to Accessibility. We think holistically about Universal design as part of our process. This means that our designers are thinking about low-vision users when selecting colors, our UX team is considering the keyboard experience and our developers structure the content to be easily scannable by assistive devices. 

Helping you create an accessible experience

Accessibility Review

Measuring your current implementation against WCAG 2.0 standards

Universal Design

Holistically designed sites with accessibility in mind from the top down 

Compliance Plan

Strategizing how to bring you existing design up to compliance standards

Accessibility as a building block

You may have heard terms like WCAG 2.0 or the POUR principals, but what does that even mean? We can help answer some of your questions and introduce you to the world of web accessibility. 

Accessibility as a driver for innovation

Have you ever wondered why over the past few years videos have defaulted to using subtitles? Or why we have seen such an exponential growth in voice assistants? These trends have their roots in assistive technologies. The same techniques that allow users to access information in alternative formats are the methods that are used in making content machine readable by artificial intelligence.

In other words, structuring your data properly helps screen readers reach your content, allows Google to place you in search results, and gives Alexa the right information on demand!

Blog

September 14, 2018

I didn’t get into this business to win awards.

In the early days here at Duo Consulting, I stressed to our team that we should focus on results, not recognition. That is a mantra I’ve maintained to this day.

That being said, if…

August 27, 2018

I’ve spent the past 14 years as a designer. I got my degree in graphic design, and I’ve done everything front print design to product packaging to user experience (UX) design. Today I am a senior designer who…

July 10, 2018

What does the Search API module do?

The…