"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."
-- Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web.
At the core of the Active team we have experts in accessibility, compliance and usability to ensure that the work we do for clients adheres to web accessibility guidelines such as Bobby, XHTML, CSS and ECMA Script standards. Incidentally - notice anything unusual about this page? No? You may like to know that this page has been built to meet current standards of compliance, so building compliant sites doesn't mean compromising design.
At Active we ensure that we maintain a thorough testing regime, ensuring the highest standards are met at all times.
A recent RNIB report slated 17 top UK company websites for failing to provide a service that can be accessed by blind or partially sighted users. Last year the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act was tightened up even further with new measures to ensure that disabled people are not given inferior service.
At Active CS we work to ensure that guidelines such as those issued under the RNIB's 'See it right' accessibility audit are maintained.
It's all very well testing your site to make sure there are no broken links, testing to make sure that all the java script does what it's supposed to do, testing to ensure that the site works on all the required platforms and browser types and is even future proofed to work on beta versions of the latest browsers. But all of this comes to nothing if your perfectly functioning site is virtually impossible to use, not because it doesn't function, but because it was simply not looked at from a usability point of view. At Active, our usability testing is designed to account for the way in which users interact with your site, what they click on and what they expect when they have clicked on something.