Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is a queer theatre company started in 1979. They are based out of Toronto, Ontario and work to “promote queer theatrical expression”. The theatre offers programming that includes queer theatre events, festivals, artists in residence, and training and education initiatives.
The Challenge and Goals
The Buddies website had accessibility issues that needed to be identified and remediated. In the over 30 years since it opened, the theatre grew its presence in Toronto and the international community to be a leading theatre company. Their website wasn't fully compliant and although they continued to improve on their accessibility compliance in a variety of areas, they needed some professional help to identify the key issues and remediate them to continue on their mission to be inclusive.
Our Process & Approach
Our process began with an initial meeting to determine the accessibility needs of the organization. A thorough website audit was conducted on a select number of pages with automated and manual testing completed against the WCAG guidelines. A written report was presented to the client with the findings from the audit.
Upon completion of the audit we worked with the Buddies team to develop an action plan for select remediation fixes and then corrected those fixes based on the client's priority items and budget.
We completed the following remediation fixes on the site:
With the improved accessibility enhancements, the Buddies team was pleased with improvements that allow them to continue to be inclusive and provide a good and equal user experience for their website visitors.