Millions of individuals in the United States have disabilities that affect their use of websites. Websites that are not equally accessible to disabled individuals may violate federal laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehab Act), and various state laws which require goods, services, and information be equally accessible to those with disabilities. The ADA applies to state and local government agencies and many private businesses, while the Rehab Act applies to federal government agencies and contractors as well as recipients of federal funding (including private businesses). Private businesses and public entities benefit from ensuring that their websites are sufficiently accessible to those with disabilities, as this limits liability and even more importantly could mean extra financial gains for a company by broadening its potential client base.
In recent years, there has been a marked rise in disability discrimination claims brought by individuals and the government predicated on unequal access to websites. AccSass Consulting, LLC helps website owners by providing a written report evaluating whether your websites are accessible to individuals with disabilities, assisting in making your website sufficiently accessible, and/or developing new websites that are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Our Digital Audit tests accessibility against the following accessibility guidelines:
- WCAG 2.0, levels A and AA
- Section 508
- BBC Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines
Working with AccSass Consulting, LLC:
Our analysis goes beyond evaluating accessibility. Why? Although accessibility is paramount, equally important is the search engine optimization, layout, design, content and mobile-friendly nature of websites. Our services provide the one stop shop for websites. The net result: a fully optimized website that drives more prospects and business.
AccSass Consulting, LLC provides services to:
- Audit your devices for accessibility
- Help you fix accessibility barriers
Our comprehensive services include:
- Accessibility audit
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO) audit
- Mobile friendly audit
- Content analysis
- Site structure and layout audit
- Design standards audit
If desired, we can help you fix any of the above issues, or refresh your site.
We carefully examine the entire website, using a variety of methodologies and tools to ensure as complete an audit as possible.
Cynthia N. Sass - Founder
Labor and Employment attorney who has represented individuals in federal and state discrimination cases for over 28 years. She is a true believer in making sure that digital technology is accessible to everyone.
In the last two years, Cynthia N. Sass, a nationally recognized labor and employment attorney, noticed an increase in cases being brought under the ADA for inaccessible digital technologies by disabled individuals. Focusing on these issues made her realize that most websites and mobile applications are not accessible. She started lecturing on this topic and found most companies who use digital technology were not even aware of this problem. Seeing this need, she founded AccSass Consulting, LLC – a technology company whose mission is to make websites accessible to individuals with disabilities.
These services provide technology solutions to accessibility issues with digital media; they are not legal services and as such do not in any way provide clients with the protection of a client-lawyer relationship. Ms. Sass maintains an employment law practice. In order to clearly distinguish between the services of her law firm and her involvement with the technology services provided by AccSass Consulting, LLC, she has instituted a law firm policy of not accepting legal representation of individuals or entities who are clients of AccSass Consulting, LLC.