Make surfing easy
Help people feel connected online—because surfing the web should be easy for everyone.
How can we help
We can make sure your website is both WCAG-compliant and usable for people with disabilities. We do this by involving our community of Accessibility Consultants in all our audits and using their insights to inform improvements.
We also provide proactive services that address accessibility issues early in the design phase. This “shift-left” approach prevents issues, reduces costs, requires less effort, and saves you time.
To make sure you feel continuously supported throughout our collaboration and we meet your specific needs, we also offer accessibility "office hours" and general accessibility consulting.
Not sure where to start? We can do an intro audit of your homepage to identify accessibility issues and priority fixes.
This empowers you to budget and priotize effectively and start making a valuable impact. It also puts you on the path to WCAG compliance, as conducting a full audit afterward would build upon the intro audit.
And—as always—our community of Accessibility Consultants is involved to give you insights from real people.
Have experience implementing accessibility issues, and want to become WCAG compliant? We can do a full audit of your website.
This involves scoping out a representation sample of your website, and auditing all the pages and processes within it against the WCAG success criteria relevant to your accessible goal.
To make sure your website is also usable to people with disabilities, we always conduct accessibility tests with our community of Accessibility Consultants.
Want feedback from people with disabilities? We can conduct accessibility tests with our community of Accessibility Consultants.
During these tests, our Consultants complete specific tasks, and we observe and record their interactions. They then complete an AUS survey to measure the perceived usability of your website from their unique perspectives and wide breadth of assistive technologies (AT).
We always conduct accessibility tests when we do a full audit. But we can also conduct tests independently if you want feedback on a new update or more regularly.
Want to inform what you're creating by learning from real people? We can conduct interviews with our community of Accessibility Consultants.
During interviews, we have one-on-one conversations with each Consultant to understand their needs, barriers, behaviours, opinions, and assistive technology (AT) support related to a new design or a specific part of your website.
The insights from our conversations then empower you to create a more accessible and usable experience.
Want to incorporate accessibility early? We can review designs against your WCAG accessibility goal to prevent accessibility issues from making it into your code. We do this by providing accessibility annotations on your mockups.
Accessibility annotations are explanatory notes added to your design drafts. They communicate how the design should be implemented to make sure it meets accessibility requirements and provides an inclusive experience for people with disabilities.
Common accessibility annotations include:
- Focus order
- Alternative text for images
- Keyboard interactions
Want to be sure you implemented accessibility fixes correctly? Our Accessibility Specialist can review them at the testing phase of your development lifecycle. This guarantees that accessibility issues are officially fixed and that you haven't accidentally introduced new ones before you deploy your code.
Accessibility "office hours"
The topic of accessibility is as vast as it is deep. And so venturing into the accessibility space for the first time can sometimes feel daunting and overwhelming. Easy Surf can be a source of guidance and reassurance during this learning curve by offering accessibility “office hours” to your various teams.
Drop in any time—our door is always open.
Everyone's accessibility journey is different, and no two businesses are the same. That's why our small yet attentive team is ready to adapt to help you meet your goals.
Whether it be writing accessibility best practices, creating accessibility guidelines for your style guides, or attending collaborative meetings to provide accessibility guidance—we're here to support you.
Just ask, and we'll do our best to help.