Accessibility whitepapers

Discover trends & best practices in accessible communications

Learn how to seamlessly weave accessibility into your products and services and improve the user experience for your customers or students who are blind or low vision. T-Base’s accessibility whitepapers, packed with industry insights, are listed and downloadable below.

Litigation Mitigation: How to Prevent Costly Lawsuit Settlements with a Digital Accessibility Audit

Is your organization’s website digitally accessible? If you’re not sure, you could be at risk of a costly lawsuit. 

More and more, we are seeing digital accessibility being legally enforced in the U.S.—with increasing numbers of lawsuits and legal implications for organizations that have not done their part to accommodate people with disabilities. 

To mitigate risk, it’s more important than ever for private, public and non-profit organizations to create online content that is accessible to people with disabilities. But what are those requirements? What specific aspects of a website or mobile app must be made accessible? And how can your organization begin testing for usability and accessibility compliance? 

This free guide will educate you about the:

  • Basics of U.S. accessibility legislation
  • Financial and business impacts of non-compliance
  • Four main principles of W3C’s internationally recognized Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
  • Criticality of an expert website audit for ensuring ongoing compliance—and avoiding potentially costly litigation

Top 5 Benefits of an Expert Web Accessibility Audit—and What to Look for in an Audit Partner

All organizations are legally required to ensure their websites and online content are accessible for people with disabilities. But beyond lowering your risk for a potential lawsuit, there are several other significant benefits your business can experience when you invest in inclusivity.

The path to experiencing these benefits rests in selecting the right partner to conduct a web accessibility audit. However, the quality of an audit can vary from one vendor to another. As such, it’s critical that your organization does their due diligence in the vetting process. 

In this guide, you will learn:

  • How a web accessibility audit can dramatically improve your website’s SEO, extend audience reach, inform future design for enhanced ROI, and more
  • The specific expertise you should look for in a quality audit partner, to ensure ongoing and future digital accessibility compliance

Accessible Communications: Calibrating the User Experience

T-Base reached out to consumers who are blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted for feedback on the accessibility of communications from financial institutions, telecommunications providers and healthcare plan providers and from all touch points: via call centers, in-person and online.

In this whitepaper, we share feedback on the speed of delivery, quality and accessibility of requested statements or documents, and we highlight the areas in which service providers could improve accessibility for their customers who are blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted.


Trends and Benefits of Outsourcing Accessible Communications

Outsourcing has become an increasingly common business practise in the past few decades. With heightened global competition and ever-increasing pressures on the bottom line, it is essential that companies focus maximum energy and attention on their core business.

In this whitepaper, we will explore the history of outsourcing and how this trend continues to unfold as we further progress into the digital age. We will outline the characteristics of accessible communications, and review the clear benefits of outsourcing this function. We will discuss why outsourcing accessible communications is an economically sound solution that preserves resources, reduces corporate risk and significantly strengthens compliance to accessibility legislation – all the while allowing a focus on core business functions.


Providing Customer Choice

Consumer choice is table stakes in today’s competitive business environment. It has become the standard of the digital age for many people, but when it comes to information access for your customers who are blind or low vision, they are often underserved.

In this whitepaper, we’ll explore accessibility of online statement and document solutions for banks, credit card, wealth management, telecommunication companies, and government agencies. We’ll review how offering choice for your customers who are blind, low vision or print restricted not only provides a rich and inclusive online experience, but also saves money, significantly strengthens compliance to accessibility legislation, and supports the shift towards paperless operations.


The Accessibility Debate of Large Print vs Photocopying

Many organizations that use photocopying to enlarge regular print statements are doing themselves, their large print customers, and their brand a great disservice. To fully address accessibility issues, and communicate effectively with the customer population with low vision, organizations must go beyond standard design methods.