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WCAG Compliance Auditing

Sect 508 & ADA Compliance Testing of Websites, SaaS or Mobile Apps Starts With WCAG Auditing

The Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) is the de facto standard for the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act compliance for digital properties and content. Web apps and mobile apps are considered subject as well, but the overwhelming priority and legal focus is on websites. The current version of the WCAG is 2.2, but the accepted requirement in practice is to meet WCAG 2.1 A, AA for 508 and ADA compliance.

The best practices for testing for WCAG compliance combines machine and human testing. We start with a 3 step WCAG compliance audit that includes automated scanning, human assistive technology testing, and manual UX and code reviews. Whether you need Section 508 or ADA website compliance testing, our audits are performed by highly experienced and credentialed web accessibility experts. All are senior level with more than 19 years of experience providing thorough WCAG audits and remediation guidance.



A few quick points to be aware of:

  • Beware of overlay solutions - Not only do they fail their claims, they can also trigger lawsuits now.
  • The legal risk is real and growing, and not expected to go away. 
  • There are three steps to the process: Website WCAG Audit followed by remediation, and then verification.
  • Automated testing tools can only detect ~30 of WCAG issues - even with AI today. 

But the first question to ask is where are you in the lifecycle of your website? Has your website been refreshed in the past 4 or 5 years? No? Then consider saving your money on WCAG auditing and website remediation, and invest in a fresh WCAG compliant web site built by web accessibility designers and developers specializing in 508 / ADA compliant websites.

If you’re set with your current site and want to move ahead with Auditing & Remediation, here is what that looks like:

WCAG Website Auditing Plans for Sect 508 & ADA Compliance

To ensure that people with disabilities can access your website and its content, and to reduce legal exposure, we offer three levels web accessibility auditing.


This package provides the most comprehensive web accessibility audit, and the most useful reporting guide for remediation. It follows best practices for ADA and Section 508 website auditing. The scope and cost is based on the number and complexity of the "unique pages" of a website, web app or mobile application. Unique pages include templates and those with unique components, and together provide a representative scope of the website.



The 360° Audit Report is more than an audit, its a remediation guide that's designed specifically for designers, developers, and content managers to efficiently remediate the website. The WCAG audit not only identifies where and what each issue is, but provides everything your team will need for remediation. Additionally, we provide a spreadsheet, which for every issue, indicates a level of severity and then priority for project managers to properly manage the project and record process. We also provide a number of hours for on-call remediation consulting, although those hours are seldom used, which shows that our reporting provides everything that remediation teams require.


The cost of a comprehensive 360° WCAG Audit that includes all unique pages and components can become too expensive for cost-conscious teams. A Keypage Audit includes all methods and deliverables of the 360° Audit and reduces the number of unique pages and therefore cost to align with the budget of the client.


Using top industry software we will scan the entire website and provide reporting that will identify issues and provide remediation guidance for each.

The volume of issues that typically come from a website audit can be overwhelming. This service takes the output of our auditing software and provides human analysis to establish the priority level for each issue. We break down the audit into 5 priority categories, and then segment issues in each category into 5 subsequent levels based on severity. This way you can best proceed with remediation based on priority.

Beware of Quick & Cheap Solutions

The demand is high for quick, easy and inexpensive WCAG compliance auditing and remediation solutions, and there are a growing number of short-cut overlay "solution" providers taking advantage of that demand. While they sound good - especially those claiming AI, ultimately they fail to deliver true website accessibility for people with disabiltites. They not only fail to provide adequate legal protection, many believe that overlay widgets attract trolling law firms. Here is why.

What Sets Us Apart

Our company combines a web development team with a web accessibility consultancy. Our developers continuously learn new ways to ensure our websites are compliant, and our web accessibility consultants are exposed to evolving web development techniques. Ultimately our accessibility consulting team is highly technical and uniquely qualified to provide ADA and 508 compliance guidance quickly and effectively.

The accessibility space has seen a lot of consolidation, that has made the big players too big and beholden to shockholders and profit yield. There are also many new-comers who lack experience. In contrast, we're a boutique of only senior-level accessibility experts. No juniors. No interns. No offshoring. Our clients get direct access to the industries most qualified experts who deliver needed answers quickly.

As others focus on generating recurring revenue through services you often do not need, we're the opposite. With us, you only pay for what you get... and need. We are project based, and provide one-time fixed priced quotes.

We also pride ourselves as pragmatists who understand the realities of budgets, business and risk manegment. That combined with over 27 years in website development and digital marketing, make us the perfect partner to bring your website into compliance.