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As of July 26, 2019, WineDirect has completed a comprehensive third-party accessibility audit certifying that our ecommerce tools meet 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. We specifically chose to partner with Accessible360 because they employ live-user testing instead of relying solely on automated screening tools. To the best of our knowledge, we are the first and only winery ecommerce platform to undergo such an audit.

After extensive testing and updates by the WineDirect team, Accessible360 has awarded us 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. 

The audit applies to all WineDirect website templates in their original form implemented after July 26, 2019. If you make changes to a WineDirect template, you will need to ensure that those updates meet ADA accessibility requirements. If you have a custom design or use a third-party template, please contact your web designer to ask them about their accessibility compliance. 

If you built your website using one of our templates before July 26, 2019, you will need to make certain updates to your website to meet accessibility guidelines. For more details and a list of certified designers who can assist you with these updates, please read our FAQs. If you are a designer or developer, click here to view our accessibility recommendations.

For more information, please read our FAQs. If you have additional questions, please contact our support team at support@winedirect.com