Web Access Denied.

Keep scrolling to learn how the plan to make website content more accessible led to a double-digit improvement.

The gulf between having an accessible website and creating one can be wide, especially with a small team. But that didn’t stop the desire for the Vallejo City Unified School District to make its website more inclusive. That’s why they asked Nichols Strategies to help make it a reality by creating more accessible documents to provide better service to stakeholders.


Vallejo City Unified School District
The Solution

Nichols Strategies quickly identified the areas on the website with the most accessibility challenges and devised a plan to address them. The analysis concluded that the site had an accessibility score of 85 percent. This assessment led the firm to propose a 5 percent improvement of the district’s web accessibility score. Additionally, Nichols Strategies provided staff training to ensure the work’s sustainability.

The Results

During the partnership term, Nichols Strategies assessed and corrected more than 130 documents housed on the district’s website. The result of this work was an 11-point improvement of the VCUSD website. Vallejo City Unified School District has a fully ADA-compliant website, complete with alternative text for all its photographs, accessible PDFs, and color contrasts that meet Web Content Accessibility 2.0 Guidelines.


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