Accessibility ServicesCreate Accessible Materials for Everyone
Our services help clients connect with audiences who have diverse needs. Our team will help you develop a strategy to make sure your documents or website are ADA-compliant and able to communicate with everyone.
Your Partner in Compliance
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and places open to the general public.
The law also requires documents and other forms of media to be designed in a way that’s accessible to all people with disabilities. Avantpage will make sure your documents and media are both accessible to specialized audiences, including those who don’t require multilingual support specifically.
We offer years of experience in helping clients provide digital accessibility to everyone. In 1998, the U.S. Congress passed Section 508, an amendment to the Rehabilitation Act, requiring federal agencies to make electronic and information technology accessible to persons with special needs.
We not only know how to help you comply with section 508, but we also work hand-in-hand with our clients to optimize websites, digital communication, and other media for people with diverse needs.
A World of Difference
Braille, large-print formatting, voiceovers, and other specialized forms of vital communications — Avantpage works with them all.
These non-standard communication formats must follow specific guidelines to make it easier for people with vision impairment to access the information they need. Our experienced team follows the best practices necessary to create well-formatted and accurate documents that benefit you and the audiences you target.
What’s the Difference Between ADA and Section 508?
While there’s clear crossover between the two, as ADA requires accommodations in physical spaces, digital media, websites, and more, Section 508 specifically lays out regulations in the areas of: policy & management, acquisition, content creation, design & develop, testing, and training tools & events. Organizations who need to follow a stricter guideline like Section 508 can do so following exactly defined areas.
What do you need to follow?
If you need specific help identifying regulations within your organization, your HR department should assist. It may mean looking at your communications and how they relate to language access – English or other languages, large print, contrasted colors, captions, braille, reader-friendly screen, and more. Here are some examples of what organizations need to follow.
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We provide accessibility and website localization services to help organizations be proactive and compliant. For example, we helped a California health plan provider localize their website into their threshold languages and ensure compliance with California government code section 508 and WCAG accessibility standards. Read more about it.
Our accessibility services include providing a thorough report on areas that aren’t meeting compliance as well as fully or partially implementing our findings. In addition, we can provide website localization into more than 150 languages. For more information, contact us at [email protected] or (530) 750-2040.