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

February 15, 2019

Nothing lasts forever, and software is no exception. As new solutions are developed, support and updates for older versions eventually drop off. When this happens, sites still relying on outdated software face degraded performance and security risks…

February 11, 2019

If you build a website, you need to make sure everyone can use it. Nobody sets out to make a purposefully inaccessible website, but if you don’t consider these issues before and during the design phase, gaps will emerge.

January 31, 2019

At the risk of stating the obvious, making your website accessible to all users is always a good practice. Setting aside the morality of inclusive design, organizations who neglect accessibility concerns may be at risk.