Web accessibility isn’t just for users who may have an impairment or disability – all users benefit from accessible websites.
Strong accessibility starts with a bulletproof, accessible design. Heading structure, reading order, font sizes, colours, and line lengths can create accessibility challenges. The best way to avoid later rework due to inaccessible design is to incorporate accessibility before your design is approved, build and put online.
An “accessibility by design” review can help you avoid common accessibility pitfalls and ensure that you build an accessible web presence from the ground up.
In a growing number of jurisdictions there is a legal requirement to maintain compliance with level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, an international standard for the internet. Beyond that, following the guidelines goes a long way towards ensuring that visitors can use your site.
An accessibility review can help find accessibility gaps in your website, and can identify corrective measures to help improve the WCAG compliance of your website.
Implementing an accessible web presence can be a daunting task. An accessible design and good understanding of the WCAG guidelines often leaves teams wondering how they’ll implement it with limited time and resources.
Whether it’s embedding closed captions for video content, building keyboard accessible navigation, or tweaking a content management system to output more accessible HTML, implementing your accessible web presence often isn’t as simple as it seems.