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FAQs 2016-12-22T06:21:52+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Web accessibility is the practice of maintaining a website that is accessible to the largest audience possible, including individuals with disabilities. Disabilities of all types can hinder a user’s ability to navigate a website, however using a validation tool and following proper coding standards can improve the accessibility of your website.
The best way to find out if your website is accessible is using the AuditGenie™ validation tool. Scan and test your website against current accessibility standards on AuditGenie™ and you will receive a report of all errors on your website.
Yes, any company that is operating online and has a website should ensure their website is accessible. Providing an accessible website will open the door to new customers and can help you avoid a discrimination lawsuit.
Any company that sells products or services online should be accessible to individuals with disabilities. While laws concerning web accessibility are still pending, companies across the globe are facing serious penalties over the lack of accessibility on their website. Additionally, if you are a federal contractor your website must adhere to Section 508 Standards. In short, laws are still pending but this has only opened the door for more lawsuits to be filed under the umbrella of ADA.
Section 508 is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that was later amended in 1998 via the Workforce Investment Act. Section 508 requires that electronic information technology that is used, maintained or procured by the federal government be accessible to individuals with disabilities.
The scope of Section 508 does not apply to the private sector; it is limited to the federal sector. WCAG guidelines apply to all websites online and are strongly encouraged to ensure accessibility and to avoid discrimination lawsuits.
The standards provide criteria specific to various types of technologies, including: – Software applications and operating systems – Web-based applications and information – Telecommunication products – Multimedia and Video – Self contained, closed products (e.g. calculators, information kiosks and fax machines) – Desktop and laptop computers
The law has an administrative process for individuals with disabilities to file a complaint if a federal agency does not comply with Section 508.
No, nor does it generally impose requirements on the recipients of Federal funds except for activities carried out in a State under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended pursuant to section 4(d)(6)(G) of that Act.
WCAG stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. The WCAG sets criteria for a website to follow to provide optimal access to individuals with disabilities. These standards are used by Section 508 and in most lawsuits as the global standard for accessibility.
WCAG 1.0 were the first set of guidelines released by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to create web development standards that outline ways to make web content more easily accessible to persons with disabilities. These disabilities include blindness/low vision, hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity, and others.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 are the current website standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to create web development standards that outline ways to make web content more easily accessible to persons with disabilities. These disabilities include blindness/low vision, hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity, and others. The WCAG 2.0 guidelines provide four principles: perceivable, operable, understandable and robust, which lay the foundation necessary to make a website accessible.
Is a website accessibility testing tool that has the ability to scan an entire website for ADA Compliance and accessibility errors.
Simply sign up, type in your URL and wait for your report.
AuditGenie™ recommends testing your website monthly or when new content is added.
AuditGenie™ recommends testing your website monthly or when new content is added.
GUI stands for graphical user interface. A GUI provides users the ability to interact with a website or device by using graphical elements like buttons, pictures, and animation, as opposed to only text-based elements. A GUI report will allow you to see if your graphic elements have been set up correctly and are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
A broken link is a link on a website that contains a bad URL that doesn’t lead anywhere. The link may have worked when it was first placed on a page, but links can become dead for several reasons including but not limited to changed URL, improper URL entered, moved or removed page. Broken links can be difficult to find, but they are important to repair because they impair user experience and negatively impact SEO. T=Think your website has 0 broken links? Let us test your site.
There are several ways to determine how many pages you have on your website, but the easiest way is to use your content management system. Using a content management system, like WordPress, will allow you to see how many pages are published on your website. If you are unable to determine the number of pages on your website, contact us.
Yes, if you click on the report graphs, you will be able to view the full details of all errors.
Warnings are also types of errors. If you want to improve site quality to optimize its visibility, and avoid a potential lawsuit we advise you to also fix the warnings.
You can visit our pricing page http://www.auditgenie.com/ada-website-accessibility-pricing/ or contact us at sales@auditgenie.com.
We accept all major credit cards as payment (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card).
Your credits are good for one year from the date of purchase.
You can check between 1 to 1000 web pages. If your site contains more than 1,000 pages, we advise you to use our contact form with the details of your website domain.
If your website contains more than 1000 pages, we advise you to use our contact us at sales@auditgenie.com with the details of your website domain. Upon the review of your website, one of our support staff will contact you with a customized Plan.
Our system checks errors and warnings for all applied standards for each link, the amount of time it takes to generate the report depends on many factors, including the number of web pages, links and errors to report.
Our system will continue to generate your website report even if you have logged out. When the report generation is completed, you will be notified by email.
Our system shows errors and warning based on all the guidelines provided by the respective standards. It checks each and every line of your source code and generates the report accordingly. If it is showing many errors and warnings, it simply means your website is not compliant with the recognized standards.
You do not need to check the entire website again. We have provided the option of checking one page at a time; this option is located in your admin section. By checking only one page, you will replace any previously stored reports.
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