Website Accessibility Audit

Help Food Forward assess how accessible their website is to users with disabilities and identify next steps towards a website that will be accessible to all.
Food Forward
North Hollywood, CA, USA
Skills
Web Design

Posted January 10th

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Project Details

What We Need
  • A list of the common issues along with the prioritization of both severity and impact of the accessibility issues found
  • List of areas that do not meet the Section 508, ADA, WCAG 2.0 guidelines
  • Specific recommendations to improve product accessibility their priority level (low, medium, and high priority)
  • Estimated time needed to fix current compliance issues
Additional Details

Specifically, in order to have a priority focus for this project, we'd like to focus on the volunteer-related sections of our website:

- the calendar where volunteers find opportunities
- volunteer registration forms
- registration forms
- online portal that volunteers can log into

What We Have In Place
  • You can see much of the content that volunteers interact with on our site at foodforward.org/volunteers.

    We can also provide you with access to our backend volunteer management portal, so that you can see what volunteers engage with after signing in.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $4,212 , allowing us to direct more funds towards our food recovery programs and work. In 2020, we will recover 29 million pounds of fresh fruits & veggies that would otherwise go to waste, and donate that to local agencies.

We work with over 4,000 unique volunteers every year, and volunteer engagement is an enormous part of how we work. Building a community of people who are interested in fighting hunger and food waste is a core part of our mission. Our online volunteer portal is a primary hub for volunteers engaging with our organization, and we want to remove as many unnecessary barriers to volunteering as possible.

Project Plan

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Prep: Project Goals, Timeline, and Process Established and Initial Information Distributed
  • Volunteer Manager provides overview of current website and any past analysis, as well as goals around the level of accessibility compliance they need to achieve
  • Professional explains their accessibility evaluation process and what the audit will entail
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager outline next steps and timeline for the project
  • Volunteer Manager walks Professional through the website, and they determine whether they should audit the full site in the time provided or focus on key page templates and a sampling of content types
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Milestone 1: Website Audited
  • Professional performs both a manual and automated audit of the identified areas of the site against Section 508, WCAG 2.0, and ADA accessibility guidelines
  • Professional determines the severity and impact of any issues that are discovered
  • Professional creates a report including a high-level summary of the findings, the status of any pages included in the audit, and a detailed list of the discovered issues and their severity
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Milestone 2: Audit Reviewed
  • Volunteer Manager reviews draft of audit report and provides feedback to the Professional
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Milestone 3: Finalized Audit Report is Delivered to the Organization
  • Professional delivers final report for the Organization, which includes prioritized recommendations to remediate issues uncovered and achieve the targeted level of accessibility compliance
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About The Org

Posted by
Joe B.

Technology & Engagement Manager

Our Mission

Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same.

What We Do

We collect fresh fruits and vegetables that would normally go to waste from backyard fruit trees, public orchards, farmers markets, and the downtown Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market. 100% of the produce we recover is donated to hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in Southern California.

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