Improving accessibility is critical for website development today, complying with WCAG and JIS X 8341-3 according to the size and purpose of your website

Today, accessibility has become a minimum requirement for quality assurance in developing a website. Many website administrators may also consider the importance of complying with accessibility guidelines such as WCAG and JIS X 8341-3.

To satisfy such needs, we configure a website by ensuring excellent accessibility through proposal, improvement, implementation and verification (of the finished website) in every phase of website and webpage creation.

Service Overview

When creating or updating your website/webpages, our accessibility engineers provide support throughout the project to ensure that your website and webpages are not only giving a good impression to users in a certain browsing environment, but also accessible to as many users as possible.

We provide this service principally based on our “Web Standards Compliance Service”; however, we also provide support for any elements that are outside the scope of the standards but need to improve accessibility, as well as any other areas of website development and configuration.

Service Features

  • We ensure the compliance with the accessibility guidelines applicable to your site, such as WCAG, JIS X 8341-3, or your own guidelines.
  • We provide implementation guidance and validation to improve accessibility in every phase of website development, including guidance on the latest accessibility trends and how to use support technologies.
  • Our web designers and accessibility engineers work together to build a “website with good design and high accessibility”, which is often considered too difficult to achieve.
  • We also offer support to improve the accessibility of rich internet applications (RIA).

Accessibility Compliance Support

We develop websites complying with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the international web accessibility guidelines led by W3C.

JIS Compliance

JIS Accessibility Guidelines are the industrial standards for accessibility in Japan. We develop websites for clients, including the government agencies and major companies, in compliance with the guidelines.

Accessibility Configuration for Flash/PDF content

Accessible Flash Content Development

Improve the accessibility of Flash content, and increase the value of your entire website with accessible rich content.

Accessible PDF File Development

Support for the accessibility of PDF files in various browsing environments including support technologies, by setting a reading order in a PDF document and conversion to an accessible file.

Service Details

This service provides three levels of support, i.e., light, standard, and professional levels, depending on the size of your website and your budget.

Light

Eliminate the most fundamental accessibility issues.

Example: ensuring information access to visually impaired people by providing alternative formats

Standard

Ensure basic and minimal accessibility (WCAG 2.0/2.1 A compliance + α).

Example: ensuring information provisions to users without relying on colors and shapes

Professional

Ensure best possible accessibility (WCAG 2.0/2.1 AA compliance + α).

Example: ensuring the accessibility of non-(X)HTML content, including Flash, PDF, and JavaScript

In addition, the following services are provided at all levels.

Review and Verification of Overall Site Development Workflow

Our accessibility experts provide advice and improvement plans in every phase of website development, from setting appropriate guidelines and accessibility levels, through to conducting verification of the finished website.

Creating a Verification Report

We conduct verification on the finished webpages based on the requirements and provide a verification report.

Service Flow

(Only accessibility-related tasks are extracted)

  1. Interviewing your staff to understand the purpose and issues of accessibility
  2. Grasping the current status and defining requirements for guidelines and scope of the subject
  3. Verifying the website design and providing consultations
  4. Verifying webpages and suggesting improvements
  5. Creating a verification report

For more information on our services, timeframes and estimates, as well as examples of our work, please feel free to be in touch.