INTRODUCTION TO WEB ACCESSIBILITY

Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. … perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web. contribute to the Web. 

When websites and web tools are properly designed and coded, people with disabilities can use them. The Web is fundamentally designed to work for all people, whatever their hardware, software, language, location, or ability. When the Web meets this goal, it is accessible to people with a diverse range of hearing, movement, sight, and cognitive abilities. Thus the impact of disability is radically changed on the Web because the Web removes barriers to communication and interaction that many people face in the physical world.

Accessibility is essential for developers and organizations that want to create high-quality websites and web tools, and not exclude people from using their products and services.

WHAT IS WEB ACCESSIBILITY

Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. More specifically, people can:

  • perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web
  • contribute to the Web

WEB ACCESSIBILITY ENCOMPASSES ALL DISABILITIES THAT AFFECT ACCESS TO THE WEB, INCLUDING:

  • auditory
  • cognitive
  • neurological
  • physical
  • speech
  • visual

WEB ACCESSIBILITY ALSO BENEFITS PEOPLE WITHOUT DISABILITIES, FOR EXAMPLE:

  • People using mobile phones, smart watches, smart TVs, and other devices with small screens, different input modes, etc.
  • older people with changing abilities due to aging
  • people with “temporary disabilities” such as a broken arm or lost glasses
  • people with “situational limitations” such as in bright sunlight or in an environment where they cannot listen to audio
  • People using a slow Internet connection, or who have limited or expensive bandwidth.

 

MAKING THE WEB-ACCESSIBLE  

 Web accessibility depends on several components working together, including web technologies, web browsers and other “user agents”, authoring tools, and websites. Many aspects of accessibility are fairly easy to understand and implement. Our web developers use some accessibility solutions. Which are more complex and take more knowledge to implement? It is most efficient and effective to incorporate accessibility from the very beginning of projects, so you don’t need to go back and to re-do work

You are not your user but your users can be your customers. It’s always best to keep them in mind when working on your project.

 

 WEB ACCESSIBILITY EXAMPLES

 Websites have illustrative graphics and images to make the site look appealing or deliver a certain message. In HTML, there is an attribute that displays an alternative text if an image couldn’t be viewed for some reason.

This attribute helps with impairments, like visual impairments, which require assistive technologies to consume web content. Some text-to-speech software reads the web content if these assistive technologies are used.

Some people with color blindness may not differentiate normal texts from the clickable links and areas because these elements are similar to each other. The similarity makes differentiating harder for some users.

This problem can be solved in different ways. Underlining the link text can be one way because it differentiates links from normal texts, and makes it easier to recognize the difference. Creating a link button is another option.

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ON THE WEB 

 Some so many people are dealing with disabilities in this article we are 

Explaining these disabilities and our agency is also giving best websites for these kinds of users 

  • AUDITORY DISABILITIES
  • SPEECH DISABILITIES
  • VISUAL DISABILITIES
  • PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

In this article, we are explaining web accessibility and we want to make the web accessible not only for able people but also we want to access the web for disable people. There are most common types of disabilities first we talk about auditory disabilities. 

AUDITORY DISABILITIES

 Auditory disabilities affect people’s ability to hear. Although this doesn’t affect web users as much as some other types of disabilities too, there are still ways you can increase your internet accessibility for these users.

 We will make content accessible for these users, videos, and any auditory content, like podcasts and webinars. 

We can make content accessible by making sure there’s a transcript included with any audio content. Also, make sure that any content that plays with sound has captions included or available. And don’t forget that these users won’t be able to use or respond to voice-only commands. We make Volume control content we are making content on Sign language it’s more help full for these types of people.

SPEECH DISABILITIES

 Sometimes people who can hear just fine may have trouble with speech. This typically is a minor barrier when it comes to using the web.

Speech disabilities mean a person can’t make a speech that’s easy to recognize. The voice recognition software won’t be able to tell what they’re trying to say.

Our agency is providing other options for speech-based commands, such as the choice to type things in instead of speaking them.

VISUAL DISABILITIES

 A visual disability can pose the biggest challenge for web users. Some people can still see, but with limitations, such as the use of just one eye, or colorblindness. Others are completely blind.

However, our web development agency can make your site accessible for all visually impaired users.

Our agency helps blind people to make accessible web we include the option of making images and text larger on web site.

We can have the text translated into audible speech. Offering audio forms of text content. Also, make sure our agency uses the proper code for processing by technologies made to assist those with visual disabilities, like screen readers.

PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

 Physical disabilities can also create huge accessibility issues. These users will have a hard time using or controlling their bodies. Motions like typing or scrolling may be difficult or impossible.

However, these users can still use the internet with the right tools. These might include pointers, joysticks, special keyboards, and other devices. They can also use voice recognition and other software to do what their hands cannot.

We can help them by raising or eliminating the time limits to fill out fields, and making click or keyboard commands simple. Again, a simple, easy-to-navigate website will help here.

IMPLEMENTING ACCESSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Creating better web accessibility means getting more users and customers, as well as avoiding lawsuits for not being ADA compliant. This creates a powerful incentive to get started today!

Make your site accessible, but the sooner you get started, the sooner your whole website will be up to date.

If the prospect of updating your entire website seems daunting, don’t worry — we can help you get compliant. Learn more about our services here. 

 PRINCIPLES OF ACCESSIBLE DESIGN 

 This article covers web design for people who experience visual, physical, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. People who experience disabilities find the right employment opportunities. Our web agency is making websites according to these points. And we added these points come from user tests and online resources.

  1. Media

Our agency uses descriptive ALT tags for hyperlinks, icons, images, videos, and other media types. Have subtitles and transcripts for videos. YouTube is a great tool to use for this.

Our agency Uses images or illustrations for tricky subjects but keeps the format similar and avoids surprising your user. Avoid unnecessary media that can cause distractions.

  1. Text

Our agency writes descriptive and clear page titles. We Use periods in your abbreviations (C.I.A. instead of CIA).our web developers use Black text on white background. we Write in the active voice. We use bullets and points in short sentences. 

  1. Navigation and Links

We write descriptive text links that explain exactly what they are clicking on. We also make links a contrasting color to your standard text. Design for large clickable areas. We must Use breadcrumbs.

  1. Colors

Our agency Avoid bright or loud colors. We Avoid color combinations that are known to cause issues for the colorblind. 

  1. Assistive technologies

  1. Development

Our web development agency avoids hard-coding layouts that can cause issues for assistive technology. We create dynamic sites that will give the user the flexibility to change text size easily or make modifications. Implement a semantically coded frontend to help screen readers.

Conclusion

All articles are a worthy read and you’ll gain knowledge about Web Accessibility when you embark on your next Web project.