How To Master Web Accessibility - Inside Track With David Dwyer

18th August 2023

Web Accessibility: Best Practices for Businesses

In a world that's becoming increasingly intertwined with technology, ensuring that everyone, irrespective of their abilities, can engage online isn't just a noble goal; it's an essential one.

In this edition of Inside Track, I will delve into the importance of web accessibility and share best practices to ensure your digital content reaches and resonates with everyone.

Let’s dive in!

Demystifying Web Accessibility

Simply put, web accessibility ensures that everyone, particularly those with disabilities, can access and engage with online content. It's not just about ticking a box for compliance.

Instead, think of it as paving a path towards inclusivity, ensuring online content is easy to navigate, visually engaging, and, most importantly, accessible to all.

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Who Needs Web Accessibility?

When we talk about inclusivity, it's tempting to think of it as addressing a niche segment. But the truth is, the spectrum of users requiring web accessibility is vast.

In its guidelines, the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (WCAG) underscores this point:

“Following these guidelines will make content more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including accommodations for blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity, and combinations of these, and some accommodation for learning disabilities and cognitive limitations; but will not address every user need for people with these disabilities. These guidelines address accessibility of web content on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile .”

And remember, an inclusive design isn't just about reaching out; it's also about welcoming a broader audience and fostering a deeper connection with them.

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You Can't Afford to Ignore Accessibility

Aside from the moral imperative, there's a solid business case for web accessibility.

A properly accessible site has the potential to attract a larger audience, unveiling a massive, untapped market.

Additionally, accessible websites are not only a beacon for user satisfaction and loyalty but are also favoured by search engines, potentially elevating your online visibility and SEO performance.

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Enhancing web accessibility might seem daunting, but even small shifts can yield significant results.

If the thought of creating a more inclusive digital presence resonates with you, please reach out. Let's work together to redefine the digital landscape!

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