Acquisition Due Diligence and Accessibility

Why Does Universal Accessibility Matter?

In the fast-paced world of venture capital, due diligence is crucial in evaluating potential investment opportunities. One often-overlooked risk relates to Universal Accessibility (UA) in target companies. CDP provides impartial third-party forensic consulting to ensure that the companies you are considering for investment are compliant with UA standards.

Geographic Compliance Standards

Understanding the legal landscape of digital accessibility is crucial for any investment. Different countries and regions have their own standards and regulations, and non-compliance can pose significant legal risks. At CDP, we specialize in navigating these complex legal frameworks to ensure your investments are not only secure but also legally compliant.
Our team stays abreast of the latest developments in accessibility legislation and can provide tailored guidance to ensure your investment aligns with the necessary legal standards, reducing the risk of costly fines and litigation.

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CDP's Offering

  • UA Evaluation: Comprehensive assessment of the target company’s digital accessibility, including:
    • Website Audit: Analysis of website WCAG compliance and web-embedded documents compliance.
    • Legacy Document Repositories/Archives/LMR: Examination of compliance levels in existing document archives.
    • Document Creation Processes: Evaluation of accessibility in desktop and high-volume enterprise document creation processes.
    • Software Application VPAT: Assessment of software applications for accessibility compliance using the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT).

We identify any legal risks associated with non-compliance and provide actionable recommendations for improvement.

  • Professional Reporting: Delivery of a detailed report summarizing our findings, including a risk assessment and suggestions for addressing identified issues, complete with basic pricing for remediation.
  • Hands-on Approach: Direct engagement with your team and the target company to understand the specific needs and context, ensuring a personalized and effective evaluation.

Identifying Opportunities for Improvement

Improving accessibility is not just about compliance; it’s also about unlocking potential value. By addressing non-accessible content and enhancing digital accessibility, your investment can:

  • Expand Customer Base: Accessible content reaches a broader audience, including the aging population and individuals with visual impairments, increasing market reach.
  • Boost Value: Enhancing accessibility can improve user experience and satisfaction, potentially leading to higher customer retention and increased revenue.
  • Mitigate Legal Risks: Proactive remediation reduces the likelihood of costly legal challenges and fines, protecting your investment.
  • Enhance Reputation: Demonstrating a commitment to accessibility reflects positively on the brand, attracting socially conscious consumers and investors.

Our evaluation will highlight areas for improvement and provide a roadmap for remediation, helping you capitalize on these opportunities and maximize the value of your investment.

Why Choose CDP?

  • Experience: In business since 1984, CDP has a long-standing reputation for excellence in Digital Document Technology and Universal Accessibility consulting.
  • Expertise: Our team of experts is well-versed in the latest regulations and standards, ensuring that your investments are compliant and secure.
  • Efficiency: We prioritize a hands-on, responsive approach, streamlining the due diligence process and providing timely insights.