We got our start in digital agencies; for nearly 15 years, we have helped governments, regulated industries, startups, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between to design and build awesome and effective web presences. One day, years ago, we got a call from a longtime client who ran marketing for a midsize furniture chain. She told us that a local law firm had been sending demand letters threatening to sue some of her competitors and she wanted our help to get ahead of it.
We suspect our story is not unique. ADA lawsuits are the way that most people (both agencies and clients) first learn about web accessibility. And our reaction was probably pretty typical.
Our client put her trust in us to ensure that her website was compliant and we did not feel prepared for that responsibility. Our designers and developers had never considered accessibility in building new sites and we weren’t quite sure where or how to start. And we were scared that we wouldn’t be able to do enough to help our client and that we might bear some liability in that situation.
We made it through and learned a lot along the way about how to audit and remediate for accessibility (not to mention how to build things the right way the first time). As the number of federal ADA lawsuits has soared, more and more companies began reaching out for help auditing their sites.
Our goal is to help build a more accessible web, one site at a time.
Now we are full-time accessibility problems solvers! We combine our deep experience as digital professionals with core understanding of accessibility requirements and regulations.
And we don't only find problems; we can fix them too!
Access Armada offers cost effective and high impact interventions that can help businesses and organizations of all sizes make measurable progress towards WCAG and ADA conformance for websites. But our objective is to help clients move beyond the compliance and auditing baseline to build highly usable, SEO and conversion-optimized digital experiences by embedding accessibility into the design and development lifecycle.
Let us help you build a more accessible web, one site at a time.