Deliver a solution that is based on a foundation of accessibility principles and best practices.
While accessible design standards vary around the world, all of our development projects meet or exceed the requirements of:
Digital Echidna is a proud past recipient of the Province of Ontario David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility and routinely publishes thought leadership in the blog, Thoughts On All Things Digital.
As part of your website design-build or as a standalone service, with Digital Echidna you will have access to:
- accessible design and development for new sites and rebuilds;
- automated and/or manual accessibility scans; and
- accessibility reports and recommendations/compliance plans
Some Elements of Accessible Design
- Using clear language to write web content;
- Providing alternate text for images or captioning for pre-recorded videos;
- Offering high-contrast colouring and readily resizable text that allows those with compromised vision to access your content without compromising the site;
- Keyboard accessibility so your site can be navigated solely through a keyboard, if needed;
- Web pages that do not contain anything that flashes more than three times in any one-second period;
- Low or no background audio;
- The ability to bypass blocks;
- Consistent navigation; and
- Consistent identification.
Drupal & Accessible Design
Drupal is an accessible tool for building websites that can be accessed by everyone including people with disabilities. The Drupal community has identified accessibility barriers and resolved them within its core code.
Drupal supports the proper use of semantic markup for screen readers and other assistive technology.
The Drupal open-source project emphasizes commitment to ensuring that all features of Drupal core conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards and guidelines (WCAG 2.0 and ATAG 2.0). Drupal also adheres to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).