Manual Web Accessibility Audit for
WCAG 2.1, WCAG 2.2, ADA, and CDPA Compliance!

Our team of expert auditors performs manual, semi-automated, and automated audit of a website and application, provides a comprehensive report of auditing. The ADA web accessibility audit report helps businesses to improve website/application accessibility, performance and fine-tune UI and UX of the website.

Automated WCAG Audit

Automated WCAG testing is performed using different tools such as WAVE, Google Lighthouse, a11y, etc. However, sometimes these tools are providing false positive or false negative results. Although; It is easy, quick, and cost-effective. Automated ADA accessibility audit is a good option for newly just launched websites.

Manual (Human) ADA and WCAG Audit

Our experts review all templates, PDFs, pages, and videos based on WCAG 2.1, and 2.2 standards. Color contrast analysers, code inspection tools, screen reader, and other methods are used by our team. It includes manual review of descriptive links, alternative text, consistent navigation, etc. The top benefit of manual (human) ADA web accessibility testing is it explains how an accessibility barrier affects user experience!

Assistive Technology (AT) Testing

Our web accessibility audit also includes assistive technology testing with few tools like JAWS, NVDA, Zoom Text, and Dragon Naturally Speaking. We use TalkBack for Android mobile applications and VoiceOver for iOS applications.

Website PageSpeed and Core Web Vitals Audit

Our team works on web page speed and core web vitals to measure users' experiences for loading performance, interactivity, and visual stability of the page. Our auditors check website performance for both desktop and mobile devices and make sure that pages pass all core web vitals and page experience metrics.

WCAG Audit Deliverables

We offer ADA web accessibility audit report which incorporates web accessibility audit and evaluation process, initial evaluation result, failed guidelines, and actions taken to provide remediation. If require, we also provide on-call remediation consulting to clients in order to resolve compliance issues rapidly.

Website Accessibility Repair

Our comprehensive website accessibility repair and remediation services ensure that your website works seamlessly. We have a defined process to work on accessibility repairs and all the actions are being taken after client’s approval. Once the changes are done, we will verify them and ensure there are no errors.

How Often Should a Business Need to Perform an 
ADA Website Accessibility Audit and Remediation?

The blend of both automated and manual ADA web accessibility audit helps a business to get a clear picture of key pain points and accessibility issues.

A small business website with fewer updates can conduct an ADA website manual audit once a year. Whereas, for larger websites that keep adding plenty of new content on regular intervals, can perform manually website ADA audit and remediation twice a year.

The website accessibility audit and remediation should be performed if a website migration or version upgrades has been done recently. Besides, an ecommerce website with colossal database, content publishing sites with huge new content addition, etc. should perform manual ADA website audit twice a year; however automated testing can be done on a regular interval to ensure minimal accessibility issues.

ADA website accessibility is a journey, and an ADA website audit should not be a one-time thing. It must go in a defined loop adhering to the best ADA digital accessibility practices.

Manual Accessibility Audit Report Pricing

10 Pages / Templates
  • WCAG 2.0 / WCAG 2.1 / WCAG 2.2 Level AA Conformance
  • Automated, semi-automated testing  
  • Manual testing  
  • Multimedia and Documents Audit
  • Comprehensive audit report  
  • Simple before-after UI/UX recommendations on how to fix the issues.
  • Two hours of free consultation with our ADA experts to review the audit report and ways to fix the issues.
$2,500
Usually delivered in 7 business days
30 Pages / Templates
  • WCAG 2.0 / WCAG 2.1 / WCAG 2.2 Level AA Conformance
  • Automated, semi-automated testing  
  • Manual testing  
  • Multimedia and Documents Audit
  • Comprehensive audit report  
  • Simple before-after UI/UX recommendations on how to fix the issues.
  • Two hours of free consultation with our ADA experts to review the audit report and ways to fix the issues.
$7,500
Usually delivered in 14 business days
50 Pages / Templates
  • WCAG 2.0 / WCAG 2.1 / WCAG 2.2 Level AA Conformance
  • Automated, semi-automated testing  
  • Manual testing  
  • Multimedia and Documents Audit
  • Comprehensive audit report  
  • Simple before-after UI/UX recommendations on how to fix the issues.
  • Two hours of free consultation with our ADA experts to review the audit report and ways to fix the issues.
$12,500
Usually delivered in 21 business days
100 Pages / Templates
  • WCAG 2.0 / WCAG 2.1 / WCAG 2.2 Level AA Conformance
  • Automated, semi-automated testing  
  • Manual testing  
  • Multimedia and Documents Audit
  • Comprehensive audit report  
  • Simple before-after UI/UX recommendations on how to fix the issues.
  • Two hours of free consultation with our ADA experts to review the audit report and ways to fix the issues.
$25,000
Usually delivered in 28 business days
All Pages / Templates
  • WCAG 2.0 / WCAG 2.1 / WCAG 2.2 Level AA Conformance
  • Automated, semi-automated testing  
  • Manual testing  
  • Multimedia and Documents Audit
  • Comprehensive audit report  
  • Simple before-after UI/UX recommendations on how to fix the issues.
  • Two hours of free consultation with our ADA experts to review the audit report and ways to fix the issues.
 
 

Note: Once a purchase is done, to kickstart the audit you need to email us website access credentials at [email protected] 
or reach out if you have any questions before making the purchase.

Why Is Skynet Technologies the Go-to Option for 
Manual ADA Website Audit?

  • We have 9 years of experience in providing ADA web accessibility audit, design, development, remediation, consulting, self-assistance training, ongoing monitoring, monthly retainer and support services.
  • We have a team who have the know-how about ADA digital accessibility guidelines, testing tools, methods, and provide rapid website ADA accessibility audit and compliance services in quick turnaround.
  • We provide complete web accessibility services for all CMS and ecommerce platform.
  • We are an organizational member of W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and IAAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals) who are actively involved in defining the compliance standards. It is helping us to be up to date with compliance guidelines and provide us a competitive advantage.
  • We have a complete suite of tools (including assistive technology tools) and expertise for web accessibility audit, remediation and redesigning of ADA compliant websites and applications.

FAQs

An ADA website accessibility audit is a process of evaluating websites based on the compliance standard one needs to achieve and providing guidelines to remediate those issues.

To bring the best value to your overall website accessibility, the blend of automated and manual web accessibility audit should be used.

It's essential for every business, government agency, and educational institution to embrace DEI principles—Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion. This commitment extends to ensuring that all digital content, including websites, PDFs, and other documents, is accessible to everyone, regardless of any disabilities they may have. The initial step towards ensuring ADA compliance for digital assets is to conduct an ADA website audit.

An ADA web accessibility audit report includes accessibility audit and evaluation process, initial evaluation result, failed guidelines, and actions taken to remediate issues. Here's a sample accessibility audit report.

Yes, we do. For more information, please request a quote.

The answer varies based on the business size and available internal resources for ADA compliance fulfilment:

For Large Companies/Corporations with in-house design, development, and QA teams, conducting a manual ADA audit for their website is recommended and remediate according to accessibility WCAG 2.2 level AA standard.

In case small / medium sized companies don’t have specific resource in-house IT team. They should consider partnering with digital accessibility solution provider like Skynet Technologies. They can conduct human manual audits, address accessibility remediation, and provide ongoing support and management of accessibility compliance.

To address website accessibility complaints, take the following steps:

  1. First step is to understand the nature and source of the complaint, like complain is for what (for a specific feature, page, or content) and from whom (a user with a disability, an accessibility advocate, an organization, or a regulator)?
  2. Respond to the complaint as soon as possible and express your commitment to digital accessibility and inclusion.
  3. Prioritize and fix accessibility barriers as quickly and effective you can or contact website accessibility audit service provider.
  4. Once fixed accessibility issues communicate progress with the who filed complaint.
  5. Regularly evaluate, monitor, and maintain accessibility standards, policies, processes, and practices.

Businesses face various risks if their website is not accessible, including:

  1. Legal action and lawsuit for violating digital accessibility laws.
  2. Damage brand reputation.
  3. Reduce customer base because of deliver poor customer user experience.
  4. Missed revenue opportunities from inaccessible demographics.

Organizations and businesses can be fined up to $75,000 for their first violation of the ADA law, and $150,000 for their subsequent violations.

A manual website accessibility audit is needed when automated tools are insufficient to accurately assess accessibility compliance, especially for complex interactive elements, subjective criteria, and nuanced issues requiring human judgment and interpretation.

Manual audits may involve the use of assistive technologies such as screen readers, keyboard navigation, and magnification tools. Additionally, developers may use browser developer tools and code validators to inspect HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code for accessibility issues.

The cost for manual website accessibility audit starts from $2500. Explore packages from here.

The manual ADA website audit is evaluating with A11Y color contrast accessibility validator, and Grayscale Black and white (Google Chrome extension). Our expert auditors evaluate if the website is accessible by keyboard; check for the keyboard traps and evaluate the website with the screen readers like NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access), iPhone VoiceOver.

Automated online accessibility checker/scanner are not reliable when it comes to assessing website compliance. They may provide false positive or false negative result as they cannot identify the experience of individual with physical disabilities. Therefore, it is difficult to rely on it.

In contrast, manual human ADA website accessibility testing is highly reliable. It offers a comprehensive evaluation, and considering various disabilities. This method thoroughly examines the entire website for compliance gaps and provides clear pathways for remediation as per WCAG 2.2 standards.

Here are several reasons:

  • To maintain ADA Compliance and adhere to DEI directives, it's essential to conduct a manual Accessibility Audit at least once a year.
  • To identify compliance gaps and remediation website as per particular standard guidelines.
  • To ensure that website or digital asset is accessibility compliant.
  • During or after completing website development / redesign, businesses should perform a manual ADA digital Accessibility audit to guarantee compliance.
  • When a lawsuit has been filed or a business wants to ensure digital accessibility.
  • If one or more users, particularly employees with disabilities, are experiencing difficulties accessing certain information on the website.

Yes, we do provide ADA website remediation solution, and on-going website accessibility monitoring services. Please reach out [email protected]

Yes, we do. Contact us at [email protected].

Yes, it is mandatory to conduct a human (manual) audit and remediation according to the most recent WCAG standard.

A website accessibility audit can help prevent legal issues by thoroughly assessing website accessibility barriers and allows businesses to make necessary improvements to ensure compliance proactively. Regular audits help maintain compliance, thereby reducing the likelihood of legal issues arising in the future.

To ensure and maintain legal compliance, and reduce accessibility lawsuit risks, website owners must regularly perform accessibility audits, promptly resolve identified issues, and stay updated with current accessibility guidelines.

WCAG 2.2 AA level web accessibility audit assesses a website's compliance according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 at the AA conformance level. This audit evaluates the website, covering criteria such as perceivable content, operable interfaces, understandable information, and robust technology to ensure it is accessible to people with disabilities.

In past few years, there has been a notable surge in website accessibility lawsuits. In 2023, 4,605 such lawsuits were filed, indicating a significant 43% rise from the previous year (2022). These legal actions typically refer to violations of ADA Title III, on public accommodations. Consequently, organizations of various sizes face risks of legal repercussions for failing to prioritize inclusion and comply with ADA regulations.

The time required for a manual audit depends on factors such as the size and complexity of the website, the level of accessibility expertise available, and the thoroughness of the audit. Smaller websites may take a few days, while larger or more complex sites could take weeks. For more information, reach out [email protected].