The population of people with disabilities in Israel is about 1.6 million citizens with disabilities at various levels, for whom surfing the internet sites can be difficult or impossible. In October 2013, new accessibility regulations came into force, stipulating that any new site created must comply with WCAG 2.0 international standard. Existing sites must be accessible as of October 2017.
A site that does not comply with regulations will be subject to a civil claim up to NIS 50,000 without proof of damage and administrative fines of the Commissioner of Equal Rights Commission, which can reach up to NIS 150,000.
Zazim BaReshet offers you comprehensive service to make the site accessible according to the new regulations, in accordance with Level A (the standard level in terms of legal requirements). In order to ensure that a site meets the accessibility regulations, we must use professionals from a variety of fields – programmers, graphic designers, copywriting, content writing and more. This is a complex process, which sometimes requires extensive work to ensure that the site meets the requirements of the law.
How we do this:
1 – Scan and create an activity report
In order to do this, we scan your site so we can have a comprehensive report detailing the actions that we must perform, together with suggestions for improvement and correction. This report provides a benchmark for us and for you. This will help us understand the scope of work to be done, the level of complexity that exists in the project, and what we should make sure of when we set out.
2 – Use of experts in relevant fields
The accessibility law is made of clear clauses, but some of which are slightly abstract and require professional discretion. At this point, we use experts on our behalf to manually examine the site and identify vulnerabilities that need to be addressed. Sometimes it is necessary to rewrite all the contents of the site, for example, in a site with many syntactic errors. Sometimes it is necessary to design different elements for the site, in order for it to be clearer and more intuitive, and in accordance with the requirements of browsers for people with disabilities.
3 – Adjustment and actual handling
Next, we make adjustments and changes to the site code, coding, and programming where necessary, arranging and fixing errors, and so on. At the same time, we are implementing advanced accessibility tools, which will make the process much faster and simpler. We will ensure that your site meets the required standards at maximum speed and without compromising the user experience. Together, we can ensure that your site complies with the standard and legal requirements, so you can operate with calm. Zazim BaReshet stands by your side every step of the way to make sure you are focused on your business activities and achieve your goals.