Quickscan Digital Accessibility, a quick and effective way to find out where the focus lies.
Quick Scan Digital Accessibility
Performing a quick scan is ideal if you want to find out where your website or app stands in terms of accessibility in an effective and quick way. The quick scans are not an official accessibility study. But they do give an overview of the points of interest. We are accredited by the DDAI and work for organisations like the Ministry of the Interior, the municipality of Amsterdam, the municipality of Rotterdam and RTL Nederland.
Quick and effective way to find out where you stand on digital accessibility.
The quickscan reveals the most important issues for your website or app.
Help with accessibility statement
We can guide you through the entire process, from start to finish. We can also help with the application and drafting of the accessibility statement.
After delivering the report to the person responsible for the app, we always schedule a review meeting to discuss the report.
What do we investigate?
To get a good idea of the digital accessibility of a website/app, a manual survey is needed. This research has to be done on all domains, subdomains and/or subdomains that form a logical entity with the main domain of the website/app. Based on the WCAG-EM method we take accurate samples, so there is a complete picture of the digital accessibility of the product.
The investigation aims to uncover any parts which do not meet the standard of WCAG 2.1, level AA. In the report we precisely indicate the points on which the website/app does not yet (completely) comply.
With a quick scan we use the same method as with a full investigation, however, we test less pages (maximum 5). A quick scan can not be used as a full research, but it does give an idea where the attention points are.
Testing is mostly done manually and on the basis of random samples. The results are noted per sample. For example: if a certain accessibility problem occurs on several pages, then one or more examples are given.
At the beginning of the research we look at which “type” of pages and content are relevant for this sample. For example, this could be the homepage, a frequently asked questions page, as well as video and image material, PDF files and content pages. The final pages that are audited are listed in the sample section of the survey.
Besides applying the WCAG-EM, we also give personal advice based on our expertise. This means that we also look at parts of the website/app that are not included in the guidelines, but which in our opinion should be changed to better serve the target group.
What we deliver
The quick scan is based on a maximum of five pages of the app or website.
We deliver an accessibility report that meets the WCAG-EM standards. However, it is not a full-fledged WCAG-EM assessment, as only five pages are examined.
WCAG-EM is an evaluation method that can be used to perform an accessibility test of a website/app. This method is developed by the W3C. For more information: https://www.w3.org/WAI/test-evaluate/conformance/wcag-em/ We also deliver an accessible pdf which you can publish on your website/app.
After delivering the report to the person responsible for the website/app, we plan an evaluation meeting. During this meeting (which lasts approx. 1.5 hours), where suppliers are also invited, we give a short course in digital accessibility in half an hour. This leads to people becoming aware of all kinds of limitations that affect digital accessibility, which results in more support when discussing the results and the plan afterwards. We use the remaining hour to discuss the report, the findings and the proposed solutions. Together we will determine the time frame within which these issues will be resolved.
We can deliver the survey 3-4 weeks after approval of the quotation.
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What we do
We want to make a sustainable contribution to the digital accessibility of digital products. This means not only carrying out accessibility studies based on the WCAG-EM, but also, for example, providing awareness training.