IBM offers full life cycle application and Web design consulting engagements that could be employed in your enterprise's development initiatives. IBM recommends that you incorporate accessibility requirements into Web projects as early in the life cycle as possible. By doing so, your organization can decrease risks associated with non-compliance and help improve the usability of your Web sites and Web applications.

IBM has extensive expertise and knowledge of the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and U.S. Section 508 standards: two main standards referred to in state and local government policies. IBM leverages this expertise collaboratively with you to develop deliverables that document the Web site or Web application's accessibility requirements and produce specifications that help contribute to a compliant solution. If IBM is performing testing of the application, IBM will test the Web site or Web application at appropriate stages of the life cycle. You can also engage IBM to perform a subset of this service can be offered to help address the "repair" of non-compliant existing Web sites or Web applications.


Average engagement size

The size of an application and Web design consulting engagement varies, depending on a number of factors. In general, a good rule of thumb is to estimate between 15-20% of the total estimated hours on a project to include services such as the following:

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