Technical accessibility is about users being able to control the interface, with or without assistive technology, by way of mouse, keyboard, touchscreen or other input device. That the user is able to orient in the navigation, access information and interact with the interface in the manner he or she wishes and needs.
In order to make this work the interface has to validate, comply with standards, use CSS, separate content from design, use the right elements and attributes in the code and so forth. It requires technical accessibility to avoid exluding blind, visually impaired, severe dyslectics, disabled and other persons from the website, app or the internal system.
That the website also becomes easier to handle, grants better results in search engines and functions faster when coded correctly does not make technical accessibility less important. Technical accessibility is the foundation of all accessibility work. Websites that fulfill high accessibility demands as regards to technology are in no risk of automatically excluding users with assistive technology.
Not only in theory
Our test methodology, based on W3C guidelines, is the method chosen by the European Commission to measure accessibility status in the member states. Everything we recommend is tested in real life and based on our extensive research.
Funka’s surveys are presented in a report that can be ordered with or without solutions/measures. Based upon that report we do a joint review with you and your developer to ensure that the content is interpreted correctly. The aim of the review is not only thought of as a test of acceptance but also thought to grant you and your developer knowledge on how to prioritize the measures.
Do get in touch and we will come up with a solution that fits your needs.