Wednesday, 22nd July 2020
Jadu establishes ‘Accessibility Alliance’ partnership network
Jadu formalises partnerships with AbilityNet, Shaw Trust Accessibility Services and Silktide
The partnership is part of Jadu’s core focus on ensuring its software, web designs and implementations are fully accessible to all. This is particularly important during the global pandemic when digital channels are primary points of contact, and ahead of new public sector regulation coming into force in September 2020.
Jadu has worked with each organisation before, directly or through joint customers, on various projects and collaborations and will continue to do so as part of the new partnership network, which will provide comprehensive accessibility services and support.
Jack Niland, UX Designer at Jadu Creative says, “Public sector organisations have a legal duty to ensure websites and apps meet accessibility requirements and will need to comply with the new standards by the 23rd of September this year.
“This partnership network combines our services to broaden our reach and offer a smooth process. Each partner brings immense value; from AbilityNet’s expert resources and workspace services, to Shaw Trust Accessibility Services’ expert testing team and consultancy. From Silktide’s automated testing and accessibility index, to our experience designing and implementing award winning websites and web experiences. We all have the same goal and are motivated to make online experiences fully inclusive.”
AbilityNet is a UK charity, its Digital Accessibility Team is amongst the largest specialist teams in Europe and offers a variety of products and services including expert consultancy, accessibility auditing, diverse user testing, bespoke training and off-the-shelf tools and resources.
About Shaw Trust Accessibility Services
Shaw Trust Accessibility Services is a charitable enterprise with over 30 years’ combined experience in delivering high quality, professional accessibility services. It offers rigorous testing and bespoke digital accessibility consultancy services.
Silktide’s web accessibility testing platform provides a simple way to achieve WCAG 2.1, Section 508, and ADA compliance, helping organisations make websites accessible to everyone. Silktide is the official accessibility testing partner of Socitm and is currently exploring integration possibilities with Jadu.
Register - Panel Session: Why Accessibility Shouldn’t Drop as a Priority featuring Harrogate Council, Pendle Council and Shaw Trust Accessibility Services - (12:15pm - 1:15pm, Tuesday 28th July)