Website Accessibility Statement Template & Site Audit

$497

Website Accessibility is about being inclusive and making the internet available to everyone, regardless of disability status. Just like adding a ramp to your brick-and-mortar storefront, having an accessible website ensures more people can engage with your business.

Improving your website accessibility opens the door to your website to everyone and ensures you aren’t the low-hanging-fruit for a time-consuming and expensive lawsuit. (Oh, and did we mention accessibility is good for your SEO?)

Read on for more details on our website accessibility statement template below…

What’s Included

What’s Included

WEB ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT TEMPLATE:

One (1) downloadable, editable .docx file containing a detailed Website Accessibility Statement template with fill-in-the-blanks to make your own.

WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY AUDIT

The audit will be conducted by Ansley Fones Web Design & Development, LLC and includes:

A Written Evaluation You will receive a comprehensive written report of your website’s accessibility status and where you can improve, ranked by importance and difficulty.

Website Video Review At least one business day before our Live Session, you will receive a video review of your website covering the top concerns for accessibility.

30-Minute Live Session In our Live Session, we will have an opportunity to dig deeper on the accessibility concerns flagged in the video and evaluation and create a roadmap for compliance.

GUIDELINES & TIPS PDF:

The written guide to using your template.

BONUS:

My Super Simple Guide to Legally Protecting Your Online Business to
make sure you’ve got your bases covered.

How it Works

YEP, IT ONLY TAKES 15 MINUTES or less.

1.

Download your template and open with any word processing software you like
(ie, Google Docs, Word, Pages, etc)

2.

Schedule your audit with Ansley Fones Web Design & Development, LLC

3.

Review your template to make sure
you’ve filled it all out!

4.

Upload and use your new legal document where ever
you need it.

5.

Celebrate how incredible it feels to have the confidence
the legal piece is taken care of.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Web Accessibility is about being inclusive and making the internet available to everyone, regardless of disability status. Just like adding a ramp to your brick-and-mortar storefront, being accessible means you are ensuring more people can engage with your business.


Increasingly, access is being regulated legally under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG – an international standard). While these laws and guidelines are in place for a great reason – inclusivity is good for the world and your business – they are also being exploited by bad actors to bring forth predatory lawsuits.

Maybe you’ve heard the horror stories.

Small businesses getting wrapped up in these bad-faith lawsuits. Spending time and money they don’t have for court fees and settlements. Getting gun-shy about putting their internet-shingle out. Should you be worried for your business and website?

The fact of the matter is that accessibility regulation for websites is (like most internet regulation) vague and behind-the-times. Getting ahead of the curve gives you an edge against frivolous lawsuits that are just looking for an easy target.

These bad-faith actors are looking for a quick payout. When you can prove you have an accessibility compliance strategy, you have a pro-active defense against these lawsuits, and because of that you make yourself a far less attractive target in the first place.

Making a good-faith effort at web accessibility can protect your business and increase your potential audience.

Improving your web accessibility opens the door to your website to everyone and ensures you aren’t the low-hanging-fruit for a time-consuming and expensive lawsuit. 

Oh, and did we mention accessibility is good for your SEO?

Our website accessibility strategy takes a three-pronged approach to bringing your website up to compliance:

The Accessibility Widget: We will install and configure an accessibility widget (see the one on this website!) to help ensure your website can better accommodate accessibility concerns around color contrast, font size, and legibility.

The Accessibility Statement: During the audit, we will publish the provided customized lawyer-approved accessibility statement to your website.

The Accessibility Audit: We will perform a full scan of your website and provide a comprehensive report on specific accessibility concerns on your website.

The widget and the statement help, but correcting the underlying issues with your website’s structure is the real key to being accessible. In the audit, we will assess:

 

  • Semantic structure of your website and elements
  • Conventional ARIA labeling for buttons and links
  • Appropriate and consistent alternative text for images
  • Accessible font compatibility
  • Zoom compatibility
  • Necessary labeling and keyboard navigation for forms
  • Keyboard accessibility of overall navigation and content
  • Color contrast compliance

The audit does not include fixes. But it does include:


A Written Evaluation: You will receive a comprehensive written report of your website’s accessibility status and where you can improve, ranked by importance and difficulty.


Website Video Review: At least one business day before our Live Session, you will receive a video review of your website covering the top concerns for accessibility.


30-Minute Live Session: In our Live Session, we will have an opportunity to dig deeper on the accessibility concerns flagged in the video and evaluation and create a roadmap for compliance.You can then take these materials to your existing web developer or you may hire us to address these concerns.

Yes! These legal templates require ZERO legal writing and are designed for online business owners who don’t want to spend hours on Google trying to figure it all out for themselves (btw, that takes a looooong time!). For each template, you get access to a How-To video tutorial where I walk you through your template and explain everything in plain English so you can use your contracts and documents with confidence.

Web Accessibility services like AccessiBe can be great for your website and peace of mind – if you can afford them. They also offer audits, accessibility statements and widgets, and some tiers of their services even include legal support if you are sued anyway. But these services work on a subscription model – one more recurring charge your business needs to bear. 

We believe in making Accessibility well… Accessible.

That’s why we charge a one time fee for your audit.

IMPORTANT

This contract template is a downloadable, customizable general template for you to make your own & to fit your business. Purchase of this or any other document from this Site does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Sam Vander Wielen. The documents, or anything on this Site, should not be construed as legal advice. You should have all documents you use or prepare reviewed by a local attorney to ensure they comply with State and local laws where you live and work. Sam Vander Wielen is licensed to practice law in New Jersey. Ansley Fones Web Design & Development, LLC or Sam Vander Wielen, LCC are not liable if you are the target of an accessibility lawsuit. Use of this Site, and purchase of any documents, are subject to these Terms and Conditions. QUESTIONS? Email [email protected].

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