our process

1. Audit

This comprehensive audit will map all findings to internationally recognized WCAG 2.0/2.1 AA standards and equip you and your technical and content teams to know what areas need to be brought into compliance.

  • Validate rulesets (NIMAS/ WCAG 2.0 AA, Section 508, ISO 14289-1, PDF/UA) for different types of content (Adobe Print-PDFs, Web pages, MS Office documents, etc.)
  • Assess each ruleset for reliability, accuracy and alignment with the SBOE agency requirements
  • Test Bed:
    • Checkpoints Listed
    • Document is opened
    • Run the ruleset
  • Compare the test results manually by senior experts who are trained to perform manual testing
  • A framework is created to remediate and test against the ruleset till an acceptable level of accuracy has been achieved

2. Convert/Remediate

  • We follow a combination of automated and manual process. A hybrid production approach is usually the best solution to handle a large volume of electronic content
  • Specifications (NIMAS 1.1, ISO 14289-1 (PDF/UA-1), (WCAG) 2.0/ 2.1 Level AA, Section 508 Revised) are followed as per the education agency requirements
  • Specifications based checkpoints are reviewed and remediated

3. Report and Repeat

  • Validation reports are generated and submitted to you, our client
  • We can provide a Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR)aligned to the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT®), which is the leading global reporting format for assisting buyers and sellers in identifying digital products and services with accessibility features. The current version of the VPAT® is Version 2.3 (April 2019). We cover VPAT 2.3 508: Revised Section 508 standards – the U.S. Federal accessibility standard; and VPAT 2.3 WCAG: WCAG 2.1 or ISO/IEC 40500 – W3C/WAI’s recently updated Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, either separately, or incorporated in the VPAT 2.3 INT
  • Based on feedback, if corrections are needed, they are carried out till an acceptable level of accuracy has been achieved
  • Files submitted for post-production review and validation.

4. Post-production and Support

  • In the case of NIMAS jobs, our service is inclusive of fileset validation, quality assurance, preparation of title metadata, upload to the NIMAC portal and revision management till a title has been certified by NIMAC