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Web Development and Design

Web Accessability

Posted on August 16th, 2016

When making a custom website it is important to take into consideration who might need to understand it.  Not everyone will be able to view your web page in the same way.  For example how could a visually impaired person read a web page using Google Chrome?  They can’t.  People who need help viewing a web page often need other technologies to help them navigate the internet; as a web developer or website owner it is up to you to help these technologies deliver the best possible user experience – just like you do for everyone else.

Often when talking to clients I ask if they need their website to be considered “Accessible”, if they do I may ask what level. This is to gauge how important this component is in the website to the business or if it is required.   The guidelines I use to make a website accessible are the  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 guidelines. By ensuring that your website meets these guidelines you can help deliver an amazing user experience despite the user requiring assistive technology.

Major Areas That Can Be Made Accessible

The guidelines cover a variety of issues that many of your readers may face. Here are some of the most major ones.

Why You Should Make Your Website Accessible

The main reason is so that everyone can use your website. Each person’s case is unique but it may be useful to implement some guidelines even if you don’t implement all of them.

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