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Achieve ADA Website Compliance with Finalsite
Our Website Accessibility Promise
At Finalsite, our goal is to ensure every one of your website visitor's has the same great experience — which is why we're dedicated to ensuring your website meets WCAG 2.0 standards and has an accessible design from the ground up.
We have professionally trained our team to educate your team. During the deployment process, you'll meet with your Project Manager and Designer to build the website of your dreams while adhering to WCAG 2.0 standards. We'll take the time to walk you through which design elements help and hurt accessibility, and advise your team on best practices for adhering to ADA compliance guidelines during the redesign process and post-launch.
Our team is dedicated to building websites and a website platform that are ADA compliant and accessible for all.
We do this by:
- Hiring the industry's best designers to craft a design, navigation and site structure that takes accessibilty and usability into account for the benefit of all users
- Educating our employees on accessibility and ADA compliance
- Training on ADA compliance during the redesign process
- Mitigating OCR investigations
- Partnering with AudioEye, the leader in web accessibility, to ensure your website maintains accessibility conformance post-launch
- Providing resources and training for you and your team
- Requiring ALT text on thumbnail images
- Providing the option for ALT text on all other images
- Supporting video captioning
Free Accessibility Summary and Analysis.
We'll use AudioEye's trusted software to run a full accessibility audit of your website, and provide hard data on the number of accessibility errors present, and advice on how to fix them.
Simplify Website Management and Achieve Website Accessibility
Equipped with modern editing tools and techniques, such as a WYSIWYG drag-and-drop interface, responsive design, multi-admin site management, social media integration, and more than a dozen modules to manage content like news, calendars and athletics, Finalsite's CMS, Composer, is built exclusively with schools and districts in mind.
Award-Winning, Accessible Website Design for Districts
At Finalsite, we believe that a website shouldn't just be ADA-compliant, but that it should be inherently designed with accessibility in mind — that's why we've hired the best designers and front-end developers to ensure your design works for all technologies and individuals. With 80 design awards and counting, your website's design is in the industry's most capable hands.
We have design packages to fit any budget, including our new theme designs — which can help you have a live, accessible web design in as little as one month!
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Finalsite & AudioEye
Finalsite has selected AudioEye as its exclusive partner in school website accessibility, providing schools with a tool that helps adhere to Title II and Section 504 requirements.
our partnership with AUDIOEYE means you'll have the tools to:
- Analyze your website, identify and fix accessibility issues
- Track outstanding errors that require manual intervention
- Dynamically fix issues of accessibility using TRUSTED remediation technology
- Provide users with free assistive web personalization tools that make your website easier to use
- Enable a dedicated accessibility help desk to allow end-users to provide insights and recieve feedback from subject matter experts
When you purchase AudioEye, you'll receive exclusive, preferred pricing that is only available through Finalsite.
"AudioEye's technology-first approach to digital accessibility has proven effective from the very start and should serve as a trusted model for all school districts seeking to conform with ADA-related laws and striving to ensure the highest level of access and usability for the students, teachers, faculty, and communities they serve. When it comes to identifying issues of accessibility, the test results are reliable and accurate; when it comes to fixing issues of accessibility, the AudioEye remediation technology is cost-effective and the impact is immediate."Michael Miller, Accessibility Coordinator
Seattle Public Schools
Resources for ADA Compliance and Website Accessibility
BLOGS ON ACCESSIBILITY
From setting up communication to going live, and the process of implementation, our final post for our Accessibility Blog Series this week explains what you can expect after installing the AudioEye Ally toolbar on your school website, as well as answers some of your FAQs.
The fourth post for our Accessibility Blog Series this week should help you determine how to best understand the results of your website accessibility testing and how to assure everything you are sharing on your website is accessible to anyone.
The third post for our Accessibility Blog Series this week breaks down the best way for schools to use accessibility evaluation tools, such as AudioEye's Toolbar, to begin working towards full web accessibility.
The second post for our Accessibility Blog Series this week discusses who should be responsible for making website content accessible on your website.
Learn strategies for improving school-to-home communications.
Learn more about ADA, OCR, and the legislation around website accessibility — and why it applies to schools.
Learn top tips and strategies for a successful website redesign that improves communications.
- AudioEye: K-12 Education Web Accessibility Compliant Repository
- Current OCR Investigtations
- K-12 Web Accessibility Resolution Agreements
- Free eBook: Website Accessibility Basics: Three Steps for a Compliant Website
- WebAIM’s WCAG 2.0 Checklist
- WebAIM’s Section 508 Checklist
- WCAG 2.0 Quick Reference Guidelines
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
- Section 508 Standards
- ADA.gov Section 508 Report
"Schools rely on digital content to communicate important information, manage enrollment and provide additional educational resources to their constituents. It is now more important than ever before that students, teachers and parents all have full access to the educational and informational digital content a school district provides on their website."
Free Website Accessibility Summary and Analysis