If you work with a government organization who has ever used an automated “508 testing” tool online, you know the pain: a screen full of alerts and the dreaded words: “200+ violations.” What do you do with that information? Is it code to fix or content to fix? Who can fix it? I wouldn't know either, and accessibility is my full-time job.
At Phase2, we've set out to create a more collaborative accessibility implementation process through an automated testing tool called "Beyond 508" to help government teams scan their sites for code and content, and then better identify the problem, who needs to fix it, and most importantly, how to fix it.
To get this project from prototype to “fully functional,” we've submitted a proposal to the latest Knight News Challenge (focused on open government). Check out the video to learn more about it! If you agree, please "applaud" our submission here!