A comprehensive third-party accessibility audit completed in July 2019 has certified that our ecommerce site meets the accessibility standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The audit was executed by Accessible360, a leader in website and technology accessibility auditing. Accessible360 employs live-user testing instead of relying solely on automated screening tools.
After extensive testing and updates by our our DTC software supplier WineDirect, Accessible360 has awarded a Letter of Digital Accessibility Conformance affirming that:
- Live-user accessibility testers were able to successfully access, use, and navigate the website.
- Live-user accessibility testers did not encounter any accessibility blockers that would deny a user using assistive technology from accessing the main content and functionality as of our Quality Assurance testing on July 25, 2019.
- The website substantially conforms with Level A and Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0.
- WineDirect has addressed all issues that are in our control and is actively working with third party vendors to remediate any external issues, ensuring the vendor is aware of the accessibility barriers.
In addition, WineDirect has retained Accessible360 to provide ongoing accessibility monitoring. With this monitoring in place, Accessible360 will perform ongoing accessibility testing and monitoring of selected elements of the website, including live-user testing on a twice annual basis.