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About us

Our Vision

Our goal is to make websites accessible for everyone. Our vision is to support disabled people in society. We’re passionate about equality and we want to ensure there are no barriers stopping anyone taking part in society.

About Us

People who have a disability can access the web just like someone who is fully able – but only if websites and mobile apps have been designed and developed keeping different capabilities in mind. This is where web accessibility comes into play.

Everybody uses the internet in some form or another but not everyone can access web pages.

We have worked in the Digital Accessibility industry for over 10 years and we decided to set-up Purple Access after we felt not enough was being done to make websites accessible for everyone.

We find it frustrating that most people with a disability cannot access most web pages. Blind or partially sighted people use a screen reader to listen to a webpage. However, most webpages do not work with screen readers because the website has not been created properly.

We are a small but very dedicated team of disabled consultants and website testers and are able to offer a wide range of solutions to make websites accessible for everyone.

We believe equality should exist in all aspects of our lives, including online. We all need to survive in society and survive to the best of our ability.

The link between disability and aging is something we understand well and as more and more services go online it has become increasingly difficult for the older generation to carry out everyday tasks online. 

Purple Access approaches all situations with honesty and integrity, and we pride ourselves on our ethical outlook.

We can help your business

1 in 5 people are excluded from accessing your websites.

The Department for Work and Pensions estimates that 10 million people in the UK are disabled and their combined spending power is £212 billion per year.
 
There are over 11.6 million disabled people in the UK who might be prevented from accessing goods, services and information.

The UK statistics:

  • 3 million people have a disability
  • 9% are colour blind
  • 10% of the population are dyslexic
  • Over 2 million people live with sight loss
  • 19% of the population have a hearing loss
  • 5 million people have learning difficulties

It makes good business sense to ask the experts for help to make sure your website is fully accessible and complies with the Equality Act 2010.
 
Making your business more accessible can:

  • Increase your income
  • Raise your profile
  • Make your company more competitive
  • Reduce your risk of legal costs

Website audit

The Purple Access team are offering you a free no-obligation mini 'Website Audit'