What is website accessibility?
There are a variety of methods that people use to access the web. Tools used by individuals with disabilities are called assistive technologies. To ensure an equally excellent experience for all users, we’ll help you build or update your website to work with a variety of assistive technologies.
Users with low vision or blindness use screen readers that run on their computers or mobile devices. We’ll ensure that users can navigate and access the content of your website so they can interact and transact with your organization.
Closed Captioning & Transcripts
Multimedia is the centerpoint of many modern websites. Ensure that users that are deaf or hard of hearing can enjoy videos or audio by providing closed captioning or transcripts for all media files on your website.
Websites should only require two buttons to be usable, the tab key to advance, and the enter key to click. Assistive technologies mimic the keyboard to provide unique interfaces like large buttons or sip-and-puff to address a variety of disabilities.
Low vision is a very common visual disability, especially among the elderly population. Many users of your website may not be able to read small text or images and use built-in browser tools or specific software to increase the size of content on the page.
Why is website
The internet has the power to break down barriers and put people from all walks of life on an equal playing field. The web accessibility tools and specifications which allow users with disabilities to browse and use the web are not difficult to integrate into modern web design & development practices. Let’s all work together and make the commitment to create a web that’s accessible to everyone.
In many countries, including the United States, having an accessible website is required by law. You don’t want to receive that letter from lawyers or the government. Making an investment in WCAG upgrades now is better than spending a lot of money on lawyers later.
Just Good Business
The CDC estimates that 26% of Americans live with a disability. You wouldn’t close the doors of your business to 26% of potential customers, so why limit their access to your website? Web Accessibility is also great for SEO and improves usability for all users of your website. Upgrading your website isn’t an expense, it’s an opportunity.