Website Accessibility

Noun | Web·site ac·ces·si·bil·ity

Website accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with website content by people with disabilities. When websites, applications, mobile apps, and PDFs are correctly designed and developed, all users will have equal access to information and functionality regardless of disabilities.

Real World Testing. Real World Results.

During the past 20 years, Criterion has assisted more than 2,000 Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies and e-commerce retailers to obtain ADA website certification and long-term WCAG compliance via our premium consulting services. Criterion offers ADA compliance testing from a “real world” perspective by including expert WCAG testers with disabilities on every WCAG audit team. At Criterion, we believe the best way to ensure your website is WCAG compliant is to ask experts with disabilities!

The Criterion Advantage Checklist

Compare Criterion’s premium ADA Website Accessibility, Section 508 Compliance, Website Accessibility Training, and PDF Accessibility solutions to our competitors!

  • Manual Accessibility Testing:

    Four WCAG testers, including expert end-users with disabilities and senior application developers, manually test all unique web pages (not just a small sample) and upload their accessibility test results to our customized online portal for client access. The following assistive technologies are utilized during Criterion’s manual website accessibility testing process:

    • Screen readers
    • Screen magnifiers
    • Speech to text software
    • Keyboard only navigation
    • Automated scanning software
    • Color contrast analyzers, etc.
  • Automated Accessibility Testing:

    We conduct automated website accessibility testing by using the industry’s leading WCAG testing software!

  • Web Accessibility Training:

    Our award-winning online web accessibility training is designed to provide your project team with the knowledge needed to maintain long-term WCAG, ADA & Section 508 compliant websites, applications, mobile apps, and PDF documents. 

  • Accessibility Testing Tools:

    Our WCAG experts provide your project team with recommendations for best-in-class web accessibility testing tools, plugins and assistive technologies best suited for your specific development environment.

  • WCAG Support:

    Our expert application developers will provide WCAG support as your project team makes repairs to your website, application or mobile app.

  • Mobile Accessibility:

    Our dedicated Mobile Apps Team specializes in mobile accessibility testing. Mobile accessibility testing requires a different testing methodology than website accessibility testing due to accessibility limitations presented by mobile devices and operating systems. Criterion Mobile Apps Team specializes in WCAG accessibility testing for:

    • Native iOS & Android
    • Hybrid Apps
    • Responsive
  • Web Accessibility Certification (ADA & WCAG):

    Upon project completion, we will provide the following web accessibility certification documents:

    • ADA Website Certification
    • WCAG 2.1 Certification
    • Website Accessibility Statement
    • Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)
    • Vendor Management Forms


For more information about our ADA compliance testing and repair services, contact us.