The Access by Design Website Accessibility Audit Team: Krista (Superpower: Blind, Weapon: JAWs Screen Reader),  Mede (Superpower: Blind, Weapon: JAWs Screen Reader),  Iona (Superpower: Cannot use hands, Weapon: Dragon Dictation),  Sara (Superpower: Neurodivergent, Weapon: Dark Mode)
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Allow me to introduce my amazing Website Accessibility Audit Team!

on September 13, 2022 at 2:07pm |Updated on February 26, 2024 at 2:58pm A collage of six illustrations shows empowered women in various poses and activities. Women are depicted flexing muscles, dancing, in groups, in a wheelchair with friends, celebrating, and holding a gender equality symbol. The color scheme features blue and yellow tones.

This is my amazing Team!

Did you know they all have superpowers?
These superpowers give them the most incredible abilities.
They can find issues with websites that are not found by other people, including myself.

This is despite my working in accessible website design for 15 years and my agency, Access by Design having built the web’s first truly accessible, mobile and tablet-friendly back in 2011.
I would always be the first to admit I am always learning but the learning curve I have been on since these amazing superheroes joined me is vertical!

I always produce a written audit with lots of technical info for the design agency to work through but the automated stuff is of much less importance.
That is where many audits stop. I know this because I have seen them.

Simulated tests??? Like that is going to work...

Some audits include references to simulated tests.
Simulated tests???

Yeah right, like sitting in a wheelchair for 30 minutes is going to give you the slightest clue about what it is like to use one, every day for the rest of your life!

My team know what it is really like because they have to use their superpowers every time they go onto a website.
They each have their weapon of choice and when I record our live sessions, our clients get an understanding of what it is like that is truly unique.

Sometimes it is heartbreaking, to witness, first-hand, the frustrations my team feel just trying to do the basics, things everyone else takes for granted. However, I take comfort from knowing one thing.

The superpowers that my team are Changing the World, One Website at a Time.

If you want my amazing team to use their superpowers on your website, call us today on 01243 776399!