Ad Hoc’s curated collection of resources for developing accessible digital services.
Architects have to consider how to accommodate people with disabilities on a regular basis. For example, how do you build a staircase that can also accommodate someone using a wheelchair, or other forms of mobility issues?
By the same token, there are lots of ways to think about building a website or web application with accessibility in mind. One way is to think about it from the perspective of passing a compliance checklist for a desired level of Section 508 or WCAG 2 compliance. Another, more holistic way to think about accessibility is as a constraint that should be embraced, in much the same way designing for touch screens or building for mobile devices is part of our approach to designing digital products.
We use short engagements designed to get government teams hands-on experience using proven commercial product and service design methods and adapting them to a government context. We use collaborative exercises to walk teams through these methods and emphasize the co-creation of materials, such as prototypes or user research test plans and scripts. Our product design experts pair with the subject matter experts on your team to help you tackle major challenges. Engagements can be as short as two hours or as long as five weeks, and include options under the micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds.
We use these sites for learning about WCAG2 and Section 508.
We use these tools for automated and manual accessibility testing.
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