What is website accessibility?
Designing your website to be barrier-free for individuals with impairments is known as website accessibility. This includes those with vision, hearing, mouse, reading and comprehension, or motor skill issues.
It’s also important to make the site simple to use for all visitors, including those who are older, have vision issues, or have “situational” constraints. For instance, they might not be able to hear noises if they are in an open office.
Common challenges to accessibility on websites
Frequently, individuals who “usually” use a website fail to consider potential barriers that might prevent others from using it. Although not comprehensive, this list touches on some typical obstacles:
—Tiny or very close-together buttons.
—Unreadable text or text that disappears into the background (lack of contrast).
—A lengthy, intricate menu. To go around on your website using a keyboard, a user must manually tab through each page.
—Directions that solely rely on color or images, such as “Press the red button,” will be challenging for colorblind people.
—A picture or an infographic that conceals crucial information. This is not “visible” to someone using a text-to-voice reader.
—Content that is audio or video without subtitles or a transcript.
—Providing a phone number as the only means of getting in touch...