Website Accessibility

Our Website Accessibility

We strive to have a website that is accessible to as many as possible (not just because it's the law, but because it's the right thing to do) - we use and recommend the app Accessibe to make sure we are doing all we can in this department. But if you ever have additional questions or need assistance in this matter, please email us at or call us at +1 707 703 0629. 

Our Shopify Clients Website Accessibility

As of June 1, 2022, our full branding and website optimization packages include the following ada compliance measures:

  • Education, recommendation and installation of the app Accessibe for ongoing compliance needs and an accessibility toolbar.
  • Alt Text written and applied for all homepage and sub-page graphics.
  • Website accessibility page (similar to this one here).
  • Training video regarding how to keep up with alt tags (graphics and product photos) going forward.

For Our Past Shopify Clients

Believe it or not, website compliance is not ultimately the web designers responsibility (even though most business service consumers assume/believe that it is). We, at Hot Mess, don't want to settle for what we are legally required to do though, we want to always serve in the best way possible which is why we want to do as much as we can here!

If you are a past client, and would like our help ensuring your website is accessible as possible (as the above items were NOT previously included in our packages), we are offering a free accessibility review call. On this call, we will:

  • Run a compliance report and review that with you, educating you on what the best next steps would be in your specific situation (if your report comes back non-compliant).
  • Education, recommendation and installation of the app Accessibe for ongoing compliance needs and an accessibility toolbar.
  • Explain how to do your alt text, showing you an example (we would not have time on the call to update all of your alt text, but you will know how or we can quote on doing the rest for you).
  • We will add a website accessibility page on the call (similar to this one here).

** All work requested/desired beyond the free call would need to be quoted depending on the work that needs to be done (this might be finishing your alt text, or upgrading to a newer theme version, if you are switching to a totally new theme the theme fees would not be included in our upgrade rate).

If you any questions on anything on this page (or anything else, for that matter), please send us a message by emailing us at