Affordable Inroads into Accessibility

Do you want to make your organization’s website accessible but keep running into the twin barriers of lack of time and constrained budget? You’re not alone – it’s a common scenario for many companies. But don’t let that stop you from making real progress with your accessibility efforts. TPG offers a variety of low-cost, high-value service offerings and products starting as low as $1000 that will help you improve accessibility over time, one step at a time.

Play the long game

Start your organization on a path towards greater accessibility and improved customer experience with minimal investment. Avoid tedious negotiations and long sales calls – what you see here is what you get. We’ll help you plan how each of these offerings fits into your long-term accessibility strategy.

How to decide what works best for your organization

Every company is different. What will best support your accessibility goals depends on factors such as your available internal resources, accessibility maturity level, prioritization of accessibility, and more. To help you choose an offering that will deliver the best efficiencies, take a look at the information below.

Free Tools

Affordable Solutions

ARC Monitoring Basic

What you get: A robust accessibility testing and monitoring solution that scans up to 500 of your URLs monthly. It’s just $99/month per domain for the basic tier.

Why you need it: As a supplement to a more comprehensive manual process or a first step towards identifying accessibility barriers, ARC Monitoring will support your efforts to maintain and prove your site’s accessibility. Knowing where you’re going requires you to know where you’re starting from. ARC Monitoring establishes your baseline for accessibility and allows you to regularly see how far you’ve come in making your digital content more accessible. Ongoing automated testing will allow you to document this progress, learn from previous mistakes, and aim to maintain and lower the incidence of accessibility errors over time.

How it fits into your overall strategy: Having an automated scan that provides a high-level view of the overall accessibility of your website is an optimal way to stay on track without devoting too many internal manual resources to oversight. Furthermore, plaintiff lawyers will use automated accessibility testing results to assess potential targets of digital accessibility lawsuits. Keeping your issue density at reasonable levels can lower your legal risk.

What comes next:

  • High-Level Risk Review or a comprehensive Accessibility Review.
  • ARC Readout (an expert’s analysis of your ARC Monitoring reports) will help understand what areas to focus on and approaches to lower issue density and offer a clear-cut strategy based on insights.

High-Level Risk Review

What you get: A manual accessibility review that surfaces critical issues related to key user journeys.

Why you need it: If your budget doesn’t allow for a full comprehensive manual review, the High-Level Risk Review offers a way to look at high-risk areas of the site, such as a critical user journey like completing a transaction. If you don’t have a lot of time for remediation or need to make progress on a site but are redesigning later, this is an excellent starting point.

How it fits into your overall strategy: A High-Level Risk Review provides an organization with a starting point on high impact issues; this allows for rapid progress in risk reduction. The focus and specificity improve chances for a successful remediation which can then be leveraged to expand into further accessibility initiatives. It is also a valuable way to document your progress with accessibility.

What comes next:

  • Comprehensive Accessibility Review
  • If a full Accessibility Review is not feasible, opt for an additional High-Level Risk Review on another section of your site.
  • A Verification Review will help your team stay on track and identify what you were able to accomplish and what remains a challenge for the future.

Accessibility Webinars

What you'll get: A series of customized individual two-hour webinars that are specific to products/accessibility challenges instead of roles.

Why you need it: You’ll get expert advice on how to overcome accessibility challenges that are most pertinent to your organization, and a recording that you can share with the entire company.

How it fits in to your overall strategy: Use these webinars as training and onboarding materials to ensure accessibility is at the forefront of your product creation.

What comes next: Enroll your employees in our e-learning solution, TPG Tutor, to keep their abilities fresh, or engage with our training team for live or remote training.

Accessibility Best Practices Checklists

What you get: An expert-created list of Accessibility Best Practices to cover before committing changes or publishing new content. Checklist topics cover:

  • Design
  • Development
  • Content
  • Mobile
  • Testing
  • User stories
  • and more!

Why you need it: For newbies and seasoned veterans alike, having a checklist to ensure you’re covering all your bases can be a valuable tool, especially when you’re constantly working on several projects at once.

How it fits into your overall strategy: Our checklists are a simple, trustworthy way to help keep your content accessible. They will support your internal efforts and can be shared for efficiency across an organization for optimal deployment.

What comes next: TPG's HelpDesk can answer your toughest accessibility questions as you move forward with remediation.