BDIW Law focuses on supping digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We strive continuously to improve the experience of everyone visiting our website, adhering to all relevant accessibility standards.
Our focus on online accessibility allows clients to reach out to our law firm to find the information they need to make legal decisions more easily. Find out more about how we handle web accessibility by contacting us.
Who Makes Web Accessibility Guidelines?
The Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium provides Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). These guidelines define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.
The WCAG defines three levels of conformance, including Levels:
Our team at BDIW Law tries diligently to adhere to WCAG 2.1 Level AAA guidelines, which state that sites should be:
- Perceivable – Sites must present information and user interface components to users in ways they can easily perceive
- Operable – Users must be able to operate user interface components and navigation
- Understandable – Sites must provide understandable information, and the operation of the user interface should be clear
- Robust – Various user agents, including assistive technologies, must be able to interpret the content reliably
Adhering to these standards makes it easier for all users to make full use of websites.
Who Benefits from WCAG Guidelines?
WCAG guidelines provide recommendations designed to improve the accessibility of web content. We follow these guidelines in our continuing efforts to accommodate individual users dealing with:
- Hearing loss or deafness
- Low vision or blindness
- Speech disabilities
- Limited movement
We understand that some users may have combinations of these disabilities and work to ensure our content accommodates their specific needs. WCAG guidelines also provide recommendations for creating pages accessible to individuals with cognitive limitations or learning disabilities.
However, WCAG guidelines acknowledge they cannot address all user needs. Learn more with our accessibility statement.
What Devices Use WCAG Guidelines?
Web accessibility guidelines direct the design of web content for display on all devices. We adhere to these guidelines when creating pages that you can access on your:
- Desktop computer
- Mobile device
Adopting the guidelines provided by WCAG increases the overall usability of web content for all users, including those without a disability condition.
What does Adherance to Level AAA Guidelines Mean?
Web content created to conform to Level AAA WCAG guidelines meets the highest standards offered by the World Wide Web Consortium. However, even WCAG Level AAA guidelines cannot guarantee accessibility for every individual.
We follow best practices developed by the World Wide Web Consortium to reach as many people as possible.
WCAG Accessibility Guidelines: Perceivable
As part of our accessibility statement, we’ll go over WCAG principles. First, WCAG guidelines require sites to be perceivable. Sites may offer text alternatives, captions for audio or visual features, and audio descriptions in some cases.
Everything from text spacing to the usage of images in the text relates to accessibility for users.
WCAG Accessibility: Operable
WCAG principles also require a Level AAA site to display a high level of operability. Operability focuses on issues like keyboard usage, timeouts, and authenticating. We strive to make our websites easy to navigate while maintaining their functionality.
We strive to adhere to WCAG regulations on operability, making our pages more accessible for users.
WCAG Accessibility: Understandable
Adhering to WCAG guidance requires us to create understandable web content. Therefore, we focus on the readability of our pages, staying on focus and providing consistent navigation throughout web pages.
A large part of adhering to WCAG recommendations involves identifying and preventing errors that can make it harder to understand the information on a website.
WCAG Accessibility: Robust
Finally, WCAG regulations state that websites must be robust. Individuals in many different situations can use and understand robust pages. We focus on this aspect of web design as part of our efforts to remain accessible.
How Many WCAG Criteria Are There?
WCAG guidelines go over many aspects of web design. These guidelines require adherence to conformance criteria. The World Wide Web Consortium also provides 78 success criteria associated with WCAG 2.1.
Meeting these success criteria helps a site maintain a high level of accessibility.
What Can You Do If You Face an Accessibility Issue?
WCAG guidelines acknowledge that even sites that reach Level AAA accessibility may not be fully accessible to all users. However, we strive to meet visitors’ needs to our web pages.
If you have experienced any accessibility barriers while using any part of our website, please contact us by phone or through our online contact form. We strive to adhere to accessibility standards that guide the creation of web content.
Why do We Follow WCAG Accessibility Guidelines?
Adhering to WCAG accessibility guidelines allows more people to benefit from the information provided on a website. Our team at BDIW Law strives to assist all our clients to the fullest extent possible through in-person legal guidance and our website.
We take steps to provide information about your legal options in the event of an accident in a clear and straightforward manner. We understand the stress and confusion you may feel after an injury when you need legal assistance.
If you have questions that go beyond our website’s scope, you can contact us directly by calling us for a free consultation.
Contact Us to Learn More About Accessible Legal Services
We’re happy to share our accessibility statement to clarify our goals for our website design. We want to provide information and assistance in a way that reaches many people, taking some of the difficulty out of handling your legal needs.
You can learn more about how we serve clients and adjust to meet your unique needs by contacting our team at BDIW Law Directly. We’re ready to start discussing your case today.