JUNE / KARLOVE Joins Forces with Lithuanian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted (LASS)
Today, on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we are delighted to announce our collaboration with the Lithuanian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted (LASS).
As an agency specializing in intrinsic website accessibility, this partnership is truly an honor for us. What makes this collaboration so special is the invaluable expertise and insights we gain from LASS's incredible accessibility specialists, who themselves have visual impairments.
In this article, we will take you on a journey to explore our philosophy, our collaborative efforts with LASS, and the significance of raising awareness about the importance of accessibility, particularly for individuals with visual impairments.
In today's digital age, where the internet serves as a gateway to information and opportunities, accessibility is no longer just a buzzword – it's an absolute necessity. Inaccessible digital products, particularly websites, disproportionately affect individuals who are blind or partially sighted. These individuals face significant challenges in accessing and navigating online content, hindering their ability to fully participate in the digital world. Regrettably, many websites still fail to accommodate users with visually impairments.
That's precisely why we are excited to announce our collaboration with the Lithuanian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted (LASS), an organization with a rich history dating back to 1926.
Our journey and philosophy
At the core of our philosophy is the belief that accessibility is more than just a checkbox to tick off. It's a mindset that permeates every aspect of web design and development. Meeting the minimum requirements set by regulations is not enough. We strive to exceed accessibility standards with every website we create.
Our team has invested significant time and effort into understanding accessibility principles, challenges faced by people with disabilities, and regulations both in the European Union and worldwide. The journey towards creating our first accessible websites has been challenging yet immensely rewarding. We have delved deep into the intricate world of accessibility, expanding our knowledge and honing our skills. We have diligently studied reports, guidelines, analyzed best practices, and embraced innovative techniques that push the boundaries of what is possible.
However, what truly thrills us is the trust and recognition we have earned from LASS. After countless hours of dedicated work, we have gained their invaluable support. LASS, with its profound commitment to defending the rights of individuals of visual impairments, has become an inspiring beacon for us. Our collaboration has deepened our understanding of accessibility and propelled our passion for creating a more inclusive digital world.
The expertise and insights brought by LASS
As an agency specializing in intrinsic website accessibility, we understand that creating a truly accessible website demands not only expertise, but empathy and collaboration as well. Through our empowering partnership with LASS, we have the privilege of working closely with their team of skilled specialists and experts, who are blind or partially sighted themselves.
Our collaboration goes beyond employing individuals with disabilities; it's about recognizing the remarkable expertise they bring to the table. These specialists are well-versed in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and utilize assistive technologies in their daily lives. They provide invaluable feedback on the accessibility of the websites we work on, allowing us to create user-friendly experiences that cater to the diverse needs of all users.
Building accessible websites with competence and heart
When you choose our services, you can rest assured that you are partnering with a team that genuinely cares about accessibility. We are not just another web agency; we are advocates for change. Our shared vision revolves around empowering individuals with disabilities and dismantling the barriers that hinder their online experiences.
Whether you are an organization seeking to create an inclusive website or a business aiming to enhance your digital presence, we are here to assist you. Our team of experts will work closely with you, leveraging our knowledge, experience, and the insights gained from our collaboration with LASS. Together, let's unlock the power of inclusivity and build a digital landscape that leaves no one behind!
JUNE / KARLOVE offers web accessibility audits and certification services to help evaluate and ensure compliance with WCAG 2.1.
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