Managing costs together with your Accessibility development is a component three of our new series ‘A Product Leader’s Guide To Accessibility & AODA’.

We’ve worked on dozens of accessibility projects over the years, and have helped nonprofits, associations, businesses, and controlled industries navigate the tricky waters of accessibility compliance.

We are excited to launch our five-part series on Product Leader’s Guide To Accessibility & AODA with Simone Abel – Director of Digital Strategy at Enginess. Over subsequent weeks, we’ll post several articles sharing the simplest practices and key recommendations around implementing accessibility and AODA together with your project.


Managing Costs with Accessibility Compliant development

Everything features a cost. Do accessibility compliant digital products cost more money? We discovered a call at today’s feature.

Throughout the last three blog entries, we’ve been discussing accessibility as something that teams should be doing not only because it’ll make your website compliant, but because it’s an honest thing to try to do from a UX, design, and business perspective.

Like all top quality products, there’s a price to the present work. Designing an accessible product for the primary time may take longer, require more testing and iterating, and typically , include external specialists. Redesigning an existing product can amount to just about an equivalent amount of labor, or more. Although you’re an internet design and development agency with ample internal resources, if a client requires an accessible website, unless you’ve got the expertise on staff across both design and coding, it’s often an honest idea to partner with a consultant to assist you navigate the project.

While we outlined the business case for accessibility in chapter 2, during this chapter we’re getting to check out the particular costs of managing an accessible project and a couple of options that product leaders need to achieve their goals.

By the top of this chapter, you’ll be able to:

  • Accurately project the marginal cost of accessibility into your project plan
  • Identify and mitigate common project risk and sources of cost overruns
  • Weigh the pros and cons of using internal or external resources
  • Understand when to rent external help