Accessibility for people with disabilities is an important consideration for most of our clients’ communication projects. Nearly one in five people in the U.S. have a disability, according to the U.S. Census. The World Bank reported that fifteen percent of the global population experience some form of disability.
BrightLeaf Group provides a full range of accessibility services, such as accessibility advisory, training, audits, development including captioning and multimedia transcription, assistive technology scripting services, remediation, and testing.
We work with government, education, business and nonprofit organizations to implement effective accessibility strategies for websites, applications, documents, online learning, and other communication methods that reach millions of users.
BrightLeaf Group assisted the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) in producing the magazine TX SenseAbilities, which is read by thousands of people in the visual impairment and deaf-blindness communities, including families and professionals. All versions incorporate accessible design and accessibility reviews, both human and automated, based on strict guidelines provided by TSBVI and their partner organization, the former DARS Division for Blind Services (now part of the Texas Workforce Commission). A recent issue can be viewed here.
Hanger Inc. administrative clinical staff and clinicians across the U.S. use the Digest, an accessible HTML newsletter that BrightLeaf Group develops weekly to keep staff informed about the latest software being deployed to thousands of clinics. The Digest provides updates, tips, process changes, and system announcements to help clinic personnel transition to the new system. As staff become more comfortable in the system, the newsletter also serves as a regular vehicle to engage and spotlight employees and teams as they share their best practices and achievements.
Faced with a large reorganization and consolidation of multiple agencies, Texas Health and Human Services engaged BrightLeaf Group to help them strategically plan for and design a new website (https://hhs.texas.gov). This was a very large project, spanning multiple stakeholder agencies and third-party vendors. BrightLeaf facilitated the stakeholder research including focus groups, as well as led brand development, content analysis, a new site architecture, the design of an accessible user experience, style guides, style training, a new Drupal CMS, and the Drupal migration, which included thousands of pages of content.