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Charter

We all need to change our approach to accessibility.

Everyone says ‘of course it’s the right thing to do’, but few do anything about it. Why? Normally because it costs too much.

Yes, a WCAG conformant website costs more because:

  1. You need a skilled development team who understand the myriad of accessibility options and requirements

  2. Accessibility is an additional layer that needs to be developed and tested

  3. Accessibility needs regularly reviewing

At Digital Accessibility we are tired of seeing accessibility sacrificed because it is not seen as important enough; therefore, we made a pledge to only develop websites if accessibility is placed at the forefront of the project goals.

This led us to devise a charter that we want you to spread…

Charter for developers

  1. Learn about accessibility.

  2. Commit to improving your development practises so they include accessibility.

  3. Persuade your clients or agency to only develop websites if accessibility is placed at the forefront of the project goals.

  4. Teach your clients about the importance of accessibility.

  5. Be the users’ ambassador.

Charter for agencies

  1. Teach your team about accessibility.

  2. Commit to improving your development practises so they include accessibility.

  3. Only develop websites if accessibility is placed at the forefront of the project goals.

  4. Identify accessibility as a distinct area of work in your proposal/estimate for a new website.

  5. Teach your clients about the importance of accessibility.

  6. Be the users’ ambassador.

Charter for organisations

  1. Place accessibility at the forefront of the project goals.

  2. Champion accessibility to your internal and external teams.

  3. Commit to ongoing accessibility assessments.

  4. Include an accessibility statement on your website.

Sign up to the charter

Make a difference and sign up to our charter.

We will review each submission to ensure its legitimacy; however, we will not review the quality of your work. That is up to you.

We will publish your submission on our website, which will contain a valuable backlink to your website (should you provide a URL).

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