Wordpress WCAG Remediation

Achieving compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state digital accessibility laws is more than a legal checkbox. Compliance with these laws requires conformity with the Web Content Accessibility Guideline. WCAG 2.2 AA compliance remediation of your WordPress site not only broadens its reach but also reflects your commitment to DEI.

View this as an opportunity to attain Wordpress ADA compliance while simultaneously enhancing your site's design, usability, organic SEO, and performance, all contributing positively to your bottom line.

Propeller uniquely combines a team with over 27 years in web design with its Accessibility.Works team of industry-leading accessibility experts to deliver best-in category services for web accessibility and Wordpress accessibility remediation.


The Value of Wordpress WCAG Compliance

Avoiding Lawsuits: With a rising trend in web-related ADA lawsuits, it's crucial for websites of all sizes and industries to ensure effective communication and equal access to content. This is where our Wordpress ADA compliance services play a pivotal role.

Fulfilling DEI Commitments: By committing to web accessibility, you demonstrate respect for individuals with disabilities and seniors, thereby strengthening your brand’s dedication to DEI. This value is increasingly recognized by customers and stakeholders alike.

Boosting SEO: Aligning with ADA compliance best practices significantly bolsters your website's SEO. Elements like clear headings, alt text, and structured markup not only enhance accessibility but also improve search engine visibility, widening your audience reach.

Enhancing Usability: An accessible website benefits all users, improving ease of use, navigation, and interaction, thus fostering customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Expanding Market Reach and Sales: The U.S. is home to 61 million individuals with disabilities and 71 million Baby Boomers, representing a substantial market with significant spending power.

Artificial Intelligence Optimization: The shift towards AI-driven platforms like Bard, Bing, and ChatGPT highlights the importance of Artificial Intelligence Optimization (AIO). These advanced systems can encounter the same access barriers as screen readers and other assistive technologies. Adhering to WCAG helps to ensure that AI can properly index your content.


Accessible Wordpress Website Redesign versus Remediation?

Before diving into remediation, consider if a complete accessible-first website redesign might be a more strategic choice. An ADA compliant redesign does provide the opportunity to blend accessibility with design, performance and SEO goals for your website. 


Our Remediation Process for WordPress ADA Compliance

First, what we do not do. We do not overly rely on software for testing, and we do not use “Overlay” widgets, plugins, toolbars, etc for remediation. In this time of AI, one would expect AI to be effective at both testing and remediation, however that is still not true. Regardless, overlay providers will claim otherwise, as they have for years. Taking that route will not make you compliant but may actually attract litigation. Here is a comprehensive explanation of why overlay widgets are more harmful than good. 

Our process begins with a comprehensive manual audit that utilizes our world-class AccessibilityWorks team of highly qualified accessibility consultants. Each has over 18 years in digital accessibility and they are amongst the best in the industry.

We do start with software to lay the groundwork for our reporting and to capture the low hanging fruit. Our accessibility team then conducts human testing of the site’s “unique pages” with examples of each template and component. They conduct manual testing of the UX, front-side code, and blindfolded user testing with each of the top screen readers. The resulting audit report not only identifies each WCAG issue, but also provides detailed guidance for remediation.

The Propeller team then conducts the remediation to address each issue, and finally the AccessibilityWorks team returns to confirm that each item has been properly addressed.


Why Choose Propeller for Your Wordpress WCAG Remediation?

We are quite unique in having both a web development team with over 27 years in web development, and our AccessibilityWorks team of web accessibility experts with a team lead who also serves on WCAG 2.2 and 3.0 working groups. Our dual expertise in web development and digital accessibility allows us to offer unparalleled Wordpress WCAG remediation services to meet current 508, ADA, and multiple state law requirements for WCAG compliance. We understand the complexities of making your Wordpress site both ADA compliant while also improving usability, performance, SEO, and even AI optimization. 


Your Long-Term Partner in Digital Accessibility

Our commitment extends beyond remediation:

  • Dedicated Hosting and Maintenance: We offer specialized hosting and maintenance services for your Wordpress site, ensuring smooth, secure, and efficient operation.
  • Ongoing Compliance Audits: Regular audits ensure your site remains compliant with evolving ADA and WCAG standards.
  • Continuous Improvement and Updates: Our maintenance program includes regular updates and enhancements to keep up with the latest assistive technologies and WordPress updates.
  • Expertise and Experience: With 27 years in web development and a dedicated accessibility team, we ensure continuous compliance and optimal performance.


Partnership Success with Propeller

Join us in a lasting partnership to maintain an accessible, compliant, and user-friendly Wordpress site. Focus on growing your business while we handle the intricacies of web accessibility. Contact us to embark on a journey of continuous digital excellence and accessibility.