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Optimizing Your Websites Potential – accessibility overlay

We all want to get the most out of our websites. We want to increase the number of visitors and potential customers or clients through our online presence. As equality has been an issue in people’s minds more and more in recent years, I’m sure we’d all like our website to be accessible, and easily accessible at that, to all. Did you know there is a way that you can improve on all of these things? The key is accessibility overlay.

Reasons to be accessible

Unfortunately, there are many websites that are missing out on the extra visitors and customers to their websites and the potential revenue this will bring in because they haven’t yet made their website accessible to those who are disabled. There are approximately 1.3 billion disabled people in the world and that number continues to climb. Think of the possible market you are missing out on by not having an accessible website.

Another important reason is that it is now the law in many countries to have an accessible website and the number of lawsuits being brought against companies who are failing in this department are on the increase.

But the most important reason to make your website accessible is for the disabled users themselves. It is the right thing to do as a human being to try and make a difference. No one should feel left out because of their disability.

How can accessibility overlay help?

Especially when people hear that there are legal ramifications involved, there is always the concern that all bases have been covered and everything has been done in line with legal requirements. This is understandable as no one would want a lawsuit brought against them. To help ease your mind, website accessibility overlays are an excellent tool to use. They do much of the work for you. The software is added to your website and gets to work at identifying any areas that fall short of accessibility standards and then modifies them for you. This may be by changing colour contrasts, changing font sizes, adding in tool bars or subtitles to videos. It takes the pressure and the stress out of it by doing the hard work for you. There are general overlays that can be applied to websites and can get to work today. Or some people prefer to have a customized overlay that is specific to their website. The choice is yours.

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