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Web Accessibility

Your site belongs to everyone. Web accessibility standards help make sure your site is as inclusive as possible.

Helping your website reach everyone.

Web accessibility isn’t just a box to be checked, or a hoop to jump through: it’s a crucial part of making sure your message and goals are reachable by everyone, regardless of experience.

A focus on web accessibility improves usability, positively impacts search engine optimization, and fulfills your organization’s promise of inclusivity.

We can help.

Our accessibility services.

Blend’s sites are always built to comply with WCAG 2.1 AA standards. Beyond our usual diligence, however, we can help you climb toward organizational inclusiveness.

  • Accessibility Audit and Roadmap
    A detailed overview of accessibility issues, along with a prioritized plan for improvement.
  • Writing for Accessibility Workshop
    Our half-day workshop for editors on how to write, label, and structure content for accessibility.
  • Ongoing Accessibility Support
    As a part of ongoing digital optimization, site accessibility improvements are baked into quarterly roadmaps.

Related work.

Check out some of the work we’ve done in the field of accessibility.

View all of our work.

Providing a Usable and Accessible Banking Experience

To some, a bank’s front door is the website, which means the website needs to be as inclusive as the building itself.

Accessible and Fast Front-End for the State of South Dakota

A partnership with a local agency to help integrate a custom Umbraco site for state government.

Resources on accessibility.

We’ve written at length, both here and beyond, on accessibility.

Episode 19: Implement the Design (w/ Ethan Marcotte) Off-site link

Corey and Deane talk about how front-end development has evolved past the early days. Then, Ethan Marcotte, author of Responsive Web Design and Partner at Autogram, joins to discuss front-end development and how the world has impacted how front-end design is treated and approached. We also joke about whether Deane actually “invented” responsive web design. (He didn’t.)

May 16, 2023 | The Web Project Guide Podcast

How Audits Improve Your Site: Accessibility, Performance, and Design Audits

Corey Vilhauer

Much like we maintain our homes from season to season, our websites need periodic audits — to see what has changed and what has not. In this post, we focus on three specific types of audits: accessibility audits, performance audits, and design audits.

April 18, 2023

Episode 12: Write for People and Machines (w/Sarah Winters) Off-site link

Corey and Deane talk briefly about how hard it is to run a conference. Then, Sarah Winters, founder of Content Design London and author of Content Design, joins to discuss the difference between content design and content strategy, writing and designing for accessibility, and the work it takes to turn a big ship toward lasting content change.

October 13, 2022 | The Web Project Guide Podcast

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