What is Accessibility?
The average web developer or designer is likely to define accessibility as “making a website usable for people with disabilities.” That’s not a wrong answer, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg!
We go far beyond the narrow accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) in our work. That’s because we care about improving how people communicate on a computer or web device. When we work to open up the internet experience and accommodate content regardless of tech skills, sensory capacity, or device type, every person can connect freely online. What this wins is real equity on the internet.
At Digitally, we like to refer to true web accessibility as inclusive design. That is, creating websites and applications that work for all – no matter the status of the person behind the keyboard. Web accessibility is understanding. Let’s move forward together, building the future of the world wide web as it should be.
Interested in Working with Us?
If you think we might be a fit for your project, reach out! We’d love to chat with you about your project and how we can help.
Our Mission & Purpose
The reality is, digital accessibility should have been built in from the start. I’m Natalie MacLees, founder of Digitally. In 2008, I was working at a web development agency on projects with budgets well over the $50K range. I knew this kind of budget was out of reach for many nonprofits and small businesses. So, I created a solution!
In 2009, I founded Purple Pen Productions. For ten years, we worked with professional designers and developers on a variety of web projects with reachable budgets. I made two important discoveries within that time period. One: inclusive design in the nonprofit/small business websphere was very limited. Two: most existing accessibility consultancies at the time did not work with smaller budgets.
Digitally is my solution to these issues! We help to fill in these web accessibility gaps, at rates that small teams can afford to invest in. My goal is to work with you to become a change agent, and improve inclusivity online. Everyone deserves internet accessibility. Let’s work together to accomplish this goal, one website at a time.