Digital accessibility consultancy

What is a digital accessibility consultancy service?

Access iQ is a Media Access Australia service. Along with a web accessibility audit service, Media Access Australia’s digital accessibility consultancy service helps organisations identify what is needed to ensure their websites and mobile device applications are accessible to a best-practice level and are compliant with the global standard in web accessibility, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Our digital accessibility consultancy services can help you:

  • Identify areas of web and digital accessibility non-compliance
  • Develop a disability action plan
  • Develop repeatable processes and procedures for implementing and maintaining accessibility best practice
  • Develop business cases for accessibility as a strategic management initiative
  • Develop a plan and budget to incorporate accessibility in work practices
  • Scope and prioritise web accessibility activities
  • Build staff knowledge and skills
  • Increase accessible content creation
  • Accessibility checklists for external providers (branding, design, marketing/communications)

Where do digital accessibility consultancy services fit on the path to web accessibility compliance?

Digital accessibility consultancy services follow a thorough audit of an organisation to discover and identify an organisation’s accessibility compliance or non-compliance. Media Access Australia works with an organisation to develop the required organisation processes, procedures, business cases, stakeholder engagement and other ground work required to enact change to accessibility issues identified by the audit.

Why do I need a web accessibility consultancy service?

If a web accessibility audit is the “what”, digital accessibility consultancy services are the “how”. Without digital accessibility consultancy, the issues identified by an accessibility audit risk remaining un-actioned, or otherwise lost through the lack of a sound business case for change, or in not being correctly managed through stakeholder negotiation processes.

What should I look for in a web accessibility consultancy service?

You should look for credibility, expertise, and services customised to your organisation. Media Access Australia is Australia’s only independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving media and web accessibility for people with disabilities. As a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) its staff regular present at national and global accessibility conferences. Media Access Australia has also partnered with the University of South Australia for the country’s first university-accredited accessibility training course, the Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility (PCWA). Media Access Australia offers personalised service provided by credible web accessibility experts and specialists. We use lean methodologies to create processes which can be embedded over time and which achieve practical outcomes.

What next?

Call +61 2 9212 6242 or complete the enquiry form on our Contact page for more information and pricing.