TetraLogical

Assessments – Services

We assess your product or service using international accessibility guidelines and standards, then give you the knowledge and capability to meet your accessibility goals.

We know there is more to accessibility than code and compliance, so our rigorous methodology uses a blend of analytical tools, manual testing, and usability verification with assistive technologies to give you the best possible results.

We also know that every organisation, every team, and every project is different, so we adapt our deliverables accordingly.

Initial assessments

If your organisation is thinking about accessibility for the first time it can be difficult to know where to start. Our initial assessment gives you the data you need to make an informed decision.

We use a variant of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Easy Checks and the Inclusive Design Principles to rapidly assess a page from your website or screen from your app. You get a no-nonsense report that summarises the outcomes of the assessment, explains how and why your website may be an accessibility risk, and includes clear actions to help you decide where to focus your energy and your budget.

Design assessments

We review assets during the concept and design stage to make sure they're accessible and inclusive from the outset, improving the overall usability of features and user journeys for everyone.

We use the Inclusive Design Principles to assess how usable proposed user journeys and features are, as well as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 to assess how accessible your designs are.

We annotate the designs in your preferred platform (Invision, Axure, Storybook, etc.), so you have all the information you need exactly where it's most useful.

We also provide a design issue tracker where we track progress as your designs evolve as well as a set of design techniques and best practices that you can use to inform future iterations of the designs. When teamed up with our agile usability testing service, you get a complete solution for rapid testing - so that accessibility complements fast and iterative design without holding you back.

Component assessments

We assess the components in your library or design system to make sure the building blocks of your website or app are accessible and inclusive by default.

We use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, the Section 508 variant of WCAG 2.0, or EN 301/549 to assess each component.

We file detailed issue tickets into your preferred issue tracking system (Jira, Github, etc.), so you have access to lots of information, resources, and examples exactly where they're most useful.

If your team has good accessibility knowledge we can provide a lightning report instead. A lightning report consists of concise issues in spreadsheet format, giving you a convenient way to verify the state of accessibility of your website or app without the need for detailed issue tickets.

We also provide accessibility documentation for each component that can be integrated into your preferred documentation platform or your design system. The documentation describes the default accessibility characteristics of each component and how to maintain its accessibility as it's implemented.

We don't believe in doing an accessibility assessment then leaving you to figure it out from there, so our component assessment comes with helpdesk time as standard.

Website and app assessments

We assess pages from your website or screens from your app to make sure they're accessible and inclusive post-production.

We use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, the Section 508 variant of WCAG 2.0, or EN 301/549 to assess each component.

We file detailed issues directly into your preferred issue tracking system (Jira, Github etc.), so you have access to lots of information, resources, and examples exactly where they're most useful.

If your team has good accessibility knowledge we can provide a lightning report instead. A lightning report consists of concise issues in spreadsheet format, giving you a convenient way to verify the state of accessibility of your website or app without the need for detailed issue tickets.

We also provide an overview report for Product Owners, a colour-coded accessibility heatmap, and an optional Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) or accessibility statement based on the European Union model template.

We don't believe in doing an accessibility assessment then leaving you to figure it out from there, so our component assessment comes with helpdesk time as standard.

Conversational assessments

We assess conversations from your Alexa Skill or Google Home Action to make sure they're accessible and inclusive for everyone in all contexts.

We use the Alexa Voice Design principles and the Google Conversational Design Guide, as well as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 to assess each conversation.

We provide a choice of report or issue tickets filed directly into your preferred issue tracking system (Jira, Github, etc.), so you have access to the information you need in the most useful format.

We don't believe in doing an accessibility assessment then leaving you to figure it out from there, so our component assessment comes with helpdesk time as standard.

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We like to listen. If you have a project, product, problem, or idea that you want to discuss, get in touch!

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