Web, Mobile, and Multiplatform Applications

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User-focused Accessibility Evaluations

TFA’s team consists of professionals who live with disabilities, including screen reader users, as well as web, mobile, content, and software accessibility and programming experts. TFA’s team have had extensive experience reviewing a wide variety of applications for conformance to both the WCAG (2.0, and 2.1) Level AA and the Revised Section 508 standards.

Unlike evaluations that simply focus on automated checks, TFA’s user-focused approach is multi-pronged:

  • Using software tools
  • Screen reader testing, and
  • Detailed technical inspection by accessibility and usability experts

Evaluations include testing for blind, visually impaired, mobility impaired, and deaf and hard of hearing users.

TFA performs an expert accessibility evaluation of each part of the application, carefully analyzes each product or website’s architecture, including its design and development approach, and search for the presence of violations of the relevant accessibility standards and guidelines. During this process, the pages will be evaluated by accessibility and usability experts using a variety of software tools. Detailed remediation recommendations including coding and programming solutions will be provided.

Overall objectives are to assure that application or website will not only meet accessibility standards and best practices but will also be easy to use for users with disabilities.

TFA validates or creates a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) for the website or application after completing the testing.

Mobile Accessibility Support

TFA’s consultants provide expertise and practical guidance for achieving accessibility on mobile platforms (iOS and Android) both via mobile-friendly websites and via apps. Evaluations will be conducted on both small screen (iPhone and Android phone), and large screen (iPad and Android tablet). Using assistive technology such as wireless Bluetooth keyboard, VoiceOver, and TalkBack screen readers are parts of the evaluation.

Content and Multimedia Accessibility Services

TFA offers an array of Content and Multimedia Accessibility Services including:

  • Evaluating and remediating the accessibility of content in various formats (EPUB, PowerPoint, HTML, PDF, etc.)
  • Analyzing and creating meaningful image descriptions for blind and visually impaired users. TFA consultants are highly experienced in creating image descriptions for complex STEM elements.
  • Guiding the development of accessible rich media and interactive