Accessibility means providing a way for all people to perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with your website. Often people without disabilities don’t necessarily think of how their site might be used in a different way.
Accessibility is not only a legal requirement but it widens your customer reach to support people with with visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities.
International web standards such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define what is needed for accessibility and with a few simple techniques your site can be made more accessible.
Examples of accessibility improvements
- Improving colour contrast
- Increasing font size for better readability
- Adding alternative text to images
- Testing a site can be used with just the keyboard
- Ensuring the site supports screen-reader technology
I will run a detailed audit on your website to highlight areas that could be improved in order to adhere to WCAG level 2 standards. Often these improvements involve code changes to the underlying structure and I can fix these one by one set against my hourly rate.