Billions of people around the world use the internet. It is a part of our everyday lives and has made the world much more accessible to us all. There are so many ways the internet helps us but is it accessible to everyone? For a number of years, this wasn’t considered a problem by most. But now, in many areas of life, people are much more aware and vocal about everyone having the same rights as everyone else. So what does this mean for websites? Companies, like accessiBe, have been pushing for change for years now and helping to make the online world accessible to all.
What is website accessibility?
It is making sure that your website is made accessible for those who may otherwise struggle to view or use it. It is giving everyone the same opportunities when visiting your website.
What improvements can I make?
There are many different types of disabilities and different solutions to help. This is why it is good to go to a company who work on this every day for their expertise and to make the process a lot simpler for yourself. But the kind of changes we’re talking about can be quite simple and actually benefit all your website visitors anyway. For example, some people will struggle to read a page if there is too much information for them to take in all at once. They will find it hard to process anything. So having different tabs for each separate subject can make it easier. Using smaller paragraphs and simpler language can also help.
Another thing that some disabled people struggle with is the use of a mouse. Some are unable to use one and others may use one if it is there only option but they find it very difficult and it can be a painful experience or at the very least, a frustrating one.
As we’ve said this issue is coming to light more and more in recent years and the benefits to those who needed it are endless. But the benefits aren’t just to those who need them. It is of benefit to your company in a number of ways to be increasing the number of visitors to your site. It is also a legal requirement in many countries now so it could be that you are breaking the law if you don’t do this. So start the process today and move on with the world to an era of accessibility for all.