Gardner Information Design supplies expertise in meeting the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 were finalized on December 11, 2008. GIDI Principal P.J. Gardner was invited by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to participate in accessibility evaluations using the new standards during final approval of this new standard.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) icon is provided by the Web Accessibility Initiative to indicate that a site complies with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines and is accessible for people with disabilities.
Learn more about the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (new site):
There are three levels of WCAG 2.0 compliance. We assert that this site meets AA compliance guidelines (two levels of accessibility requirements), something that few websites today can claim. (Note that the W3C and WAI websites also display the WCAG 2.0 AA compliance icon.)
In fact, there are only one or two third-level priority items that prevent us from declaring this site fully AAA compliant (the most stringent level).
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Why is this important?
The fact that we meet accessibility guidelines means that your site will automatically avoid common errors that prevent visitors from accessing your site the way you intend or quickly finding the information they need.
Because accessibility compliance is one of our areas of expertise, we know how to get around ordinary browser bugs and the poor website practices that make pages hard to use for everyone.
We build your site without taking any extra time, because we incorporate accessibility and standards compliance from the ground up, as we design your solution.
It is not necessary to abandon usable and attractive website design to meet accessibility standards— in fact we improve the user experience for everyone on the sites we design by making sure we meet accessibility standards.