All too often we forget to put a face on people with disabilities, instead we lump them into categories.
Siteimprove Blog: Accessibility
As a web editor you are responsible for the content you publish on the website and it’s accessibility. Do you know how to support accessibility when you write texts and add images and links on a web page?
Did you know that guidelines and best practices for SEO and web accessibility have many overlaps, and that with a little consideration you can kill two birds with one stone? We give you our top five areas that make your website more searchable and at the same time accessible for more users.
Are you developing your website for many types of users, or are you primarily developing for people who access websites in much the same way as you do? Do you know how dyslexic users, people who are colorblind, people with impairments and others navigate the web?
As a web designer, several accessibility criteria are especially important to help you ensure as many users as possible can use your web application.
Many of our customers launched new websites in 2012, and took advantage of running our Quality Assurance and Accessibility checks on the development website. Finding and fixing errors on their website prior to launching is helpful in it's own right, but allowing the web developers early access to the tools has proven to be invaluable.
Web accessibility isn’t something that is ensured solely through a website development project. To be successful, accessibility has to be a part of the overall web governance strategy.
Smart phone sales are exploding, and the desire to make websites accessible to all users on mobile platforms is also increasing. I’m going to give you some tips on how to create accessible web content in the best way.
With the Paralympics underway, world coverage of the 2nd biggest multinational event has highlighted how sports should be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their disability, but what about the accessibility of websites?
Like an athlete at the Olympics, your website should be fit and free from injury. This way you can achieve the best performance and value from your website every day.
If you are about to redesign your website, now is a good time to focus on getting a website that can be used by as many people as possible. Here are some tips on when and how to make requirements and focus on accessibility throughout the process.
Find out if you use alternative texts, headings and forms correctly and if you in general help people with disabilities and dyslexia etc. on your website
Why is it important to be able to use a webpage without using a computer mouse? How does it work when a web page text is enlarged? How does a screen reader interpret a web page? Get the answers to these questions and learn why and to whom this is important.
It can be difficult to know where to start if you have not implemented web accessibility before. Where do you begin and how do you finish? Some areas require time and a targeted effort whilst there are some ways in which you can improve your website accessibility right away, and at the same time conform with 3 important criteria in WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines).
Are you looking to attract more visitors and retain happier users of your website? If so, then read on! By conforming with a number of accessibility criteria you can not only optimize the accessibility of your website, but also ensure good usability and increased visibility in search engines (SEO).
Web professionals looking to improve their website accessibility using Siteimprove tools are finding that they have more issues in Quality Assurance, than they had in the former SiteCheck, but they are unsure of why.
The term “Accessibility” is often used broadly, but there is a clear definition of what we mean: ensuring that as many users as possible can navigate and comprehend a website.