Inclusive Web: Digital Accessibility Made Easy

Matthew Elefant, Managing Director
Many organizations are waking up to the multifold benefits of web accessibility, realizing its competency in reducing legal risks, strengthening market presence, and improving their brand’s overall usability and digital footprint. However, this rise in the demand for web accessibility has put organizations between a rock and a hard place as they struggle to enhance their accessibility options while maintaining the standard per the web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG). To cope with the shifting mandates and resolve emerging accessibility issues, firms are implementing AI, ML, and SaaS-based technologies and seeking innovative avenues capable of helping them achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. With this, firms hope to propel their accessibility efforts, expand personalized user experiences, and ensure compliance with stringent accessibility regulations. This is precisely what Inclusive Web brings to the table.

Inclusive Web, a digital accessibility solution provider, helps organizations mitigate accessibility issues across multiple departments like web design, content, and quality assurance (QA), improving the accessibility of their website and digital (including mobile) applications. The company’s approach allows organizations to leverage easy-to-use testing tools and accessibility insights from disabled engineers to identify potential accessibility violations and maintain full governance in all critical phases of an application’s life cycle. Inclusive Web offers automated and manual evaluations covering all WCAG success criteria to help organizations optimize their accessibility endeavors.

“Our combined hybrid approach creates a path that helps our clients meet the necessary accessibility requirements and create world-class experiences for their customers with a disability,” states Matthew Elefant, managing director at Inclusive Web.

Inclusive Web starts every client engagement by running test-ready applications through its automated cloud testing platform, which automatically crawls their website and detects accessibility issues without additional technical integration. The platform provides weekly, detailed, and shareable reports of the website’s accessibility trends and errors with the best-suited technical solutions and recommendations for their mitigation. With this report, organizations can leverage statistical analysis of their website to set an accessibility benchmark that enhances their ability to monitor and track their site’s progress.
After laying the foundation to understand how accessible a website is, Inclusive Web performs manual auditing of the website and digital products with testers, preferably with impaired vision or hearing disabilities. These testers give their personal user experience, identifying the key factors driving user abandonment. Once they detect the potential accessibility violation, Inclusive Web provides technical fixes like code elements or design structure to improve the accessibility of the digital applications, better aligning them with business goals and emerging WCAG 2.1 standards.


Our combined hybrid approach creates a path that helps our clients meet the necessary accessibility requirements for today and generate the governance plan to handle future needs

Inclusive Web also provides accessibility training services. A key offering within this suite is the company’s train-the-trainer model, designed to educate teams with the most up-to-date resources on disability rights and WCAG 2.1 compliance. Driven by such innovative competencies, Inclusive Web is becoming a trusted partner to governments, educational institutions, enterprises, and digital marketing agencies. Recently, the company collaborated with the Statue of Liberty Foundation and empowered them to unlock the potential accessibility of their historical gallery, enhancing their website and digital applications to make them one of the most digitally accessible museums in the U.S. The resounding success of this collaboration was a milestone for Inclusive Web as it enabled the firm to highlight the impact of its solutions in a real-world scenario at the renowned South by Southwest (SXSW) conference.

Moving forward, Inclusive Web aims to help businesses build web and mobile apps that can make digital traversal easy for the disabled populace in the U.S., which accounts for 20 percent of the entire population. In pursuit of this goal, Inclusive Web is keen to continue helping organizations expedite the resolution of their accessibility issues and drive the creation of websites and applications that are accessible to all.

Company
Inclusive Web

Headquarters
New York, NY

Management
Matthew Elefant, Managing Director

Description
Inclusive Web, a digital accessibility solution provider, helps organizations improve the accessibility of their digital and mobile applications and websites. Inclusive Web offers automated and manual evaluations covering all WCAG success criteria to help organizations optimize accessibility with issues overlapping across departments like web, design, content, and quality assurance (QA).

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