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TCS Accessibility Consulting Services

The global IT user base is expanding rapidly, with a significant share comprising elderly and differently-abled users. Non-compliance with accessibility requirements can lead to significant legal costs, have a detrimental effect on an organization's reputation and importantly hamper equal opportunities to person with disability. 

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Accessibility Consulting Services help businesses ensure compliance with accessibility standards. With our integrated approach towards accessibility, you can support individuals with visual, auditory, mobility, cognitive, or neurological issues, or temporary challenges such as a broken arm, to partake of equal opportunities.

 

The TCS Advantage

We deliver value to businesses through:

  • Domain experience: Over the years, TCS has developed a sound understanding of the user requirements for persons with disabilities, through our extensive experience in consulting and reviewing user-centric designs.
  • Relevant technology expertise: We have significant expertise in WAI-ARIA, an accessibility suite for screen reader users, which helps develop rich and accessible internet applications and deliver accessible dynamic content. Our accessibility solutions are integrated throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC), providing agility of operations and ease of maintenance. Our teams are experienced in automated, manual, and assistive technology tools. We also leverage our research capabilities in accessible user interface models, mobile accessibility, and automation of accessibility validation to eliminate human judgment.
  • End-to-end solutions: We develop in-house portfolio tools part of 'TCS Accessibility Suite' and also have expertise in both open source and commercial tools to ensure total implementation.
  • Sophisticated technology: TCS Enterprise Accessibility Platform is a comprehensive accessibility platform that enables administration of the accessibility project lifecycle, integration of the accessibility evaluation process with existing
    delivery processes, and dashboards and compliance reporting. It also enables management of different accessibility projects—web, mobile, and digital—and follows best practices. The platform also has readily available online technical resources. 

Our Solution:

  • End-to-end lifecycle management: The TCS Enterprise Accessibility Platform (TEAP) facilitates end-to-end lifecycle management of the accessibility project and proactively recommends the process and tools to be used for accessibility compliance at each stage of the Software development lifecycle.
  • Testing and automation: TCS’ accessibility testing methodology is robust, well-structured, and easy to adopt, and helps enhance testing efficiency, decrease cycle times, and reduce costs.

Our Solution and capabilities include:

    • TCS Accessibility Compliance Assessment Tool: an automated tool for web accessibility testing with the ability to crawl the entire website and also validate dynamic content ( user input simulation) to diagnose pages automatically, report violations, and suggest remedies.
    • TCS Accessibility Toolbar: browser plug-in tool for quick and visual evaluation of all relevant information at a single click. Diverse Team having expertise in assistive technology (screen readers) like JAWS, NVDA and end user testing with person with disabilities to meet diverse end user requirements
    • Accessibility Certifications: Assist in obtaining multiple types of accessibility Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) Statement, WCAG 2.0 conformance claim.
    • TCS Accessible Content Publisher: File conversion tools convert files in diverse formats (HTML, XHTML, XML, PDF, Doc, RTF, txt) into accessible formats like EPUB3, DAISY XML, DAISY audio, and Braille.

Benefits

TCS Accessibility Consulting Services enable businesses to create a seamless experience for all users. Key benefits of the service include:

  • Improved regulatory compliance: We help you adhere to global and country-specific laws such as WCAG 2.0 Levels A and AA, US Section 508 IT, and other country specific IT accessibility standards.
  • Larger customer base: We support you in delivering content and technology to a larger audience while enhancing the user experience for your existing user base. With an ageing global population and significant growth in technology usage by differently-abled people, accessibility compliance allows businesses to connect effectively with customers, employees, and other stakeholders.
  • Enhanced brand reputation: By providing IT solutions that are compliant with accessibility standards, we help align your business objectives and goodwill gestures, demonstrating your commitment to quality solutions and to creating
    a social impact.

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