Uncover The Benefits Of An Accessible Website: Increase In Reach

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Do you know if your website is accessible?

The DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) states that service providers must not discriminate against disabled people. A website is regarded as a service and therefore falls under this law, and as such must be made accessible to everyone. Some organizations are making accessibility improvements to their websites, but many are seemingly not making the accessibility adjustments. Disabled people don’t access their website, they say, so why should they care?

Why you should care about disabled Internet users

Discover What You Should Know About Web Accessibility (Part 2)

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Do You know the Web accessible guidelines?

The Web Accessibility Initiative

The WAI was started in 1999 by the World Wide Web Consortium and is viewed as the standard set of guidelines for creating accessible websites. Although there has been some criticism of their guidelines they have been working since 2003 to release the second edition of accessibility standards which will be much more technology-neutral. This will leave more room for interpretation and adaptability.

Discover What You Should Know About Web Accessibility (Part 1)

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Do you know what Web Accessibility is?

There is a lot of talk these days with regard to proper development practices and accessible web design. If you don’t think any of this applies to you or your website, you probably don’t understand exactly what this is all about. Web Accessibility refers to the practice of creating websites that will be usable for people of any ability or disability. Many things come into play when accounting for a person’s eye sight, mobility, auditory and logic skills.