When talking about the subject of web accessibility, we are talking about the ability for a person with disabilities to be able to access your website. Many people think of every little detail and often times forget to even put any consideration into this subject. The following article will make this topic a little easier for you to understand and will put a lot of concepts in front of you for you to give consideration to. Let’s get started by looking at what this entire subject involves.
The Type of Assistive Technology
The first thing that needs to be addressed is the concept of screen readers. As you might expect from the name, this is talking about the type of assistive technology that takes the text on your website and puts it in either braille or will read the text to the person. It is important that your site is developed in a way that allows for this technology to be used and for the person to know what is being displayed on the screen.
One thing you need to make sure is that the site is easy to see. If a person has a visual impairment, then they will need to have a site that is easy for them to see without too much trouble. This should be considered when developing your site as to avoid any issues and a person that is visually impaired not being able to actually see. So make the site easy to see, that moves things onto to the audio side of things that we will discuss next.
Easy Access Increases the Traffic
If a person is having a hard time to hear, then they will not come to your site and will tell others in the same situation that they need to avoid your site as well. A few simple little tricks will help to make sure that this issue is avoided and that those that go to your site have easy access to audio assistance and that it is easy for them to use and hear. Keeping this in mind will increase the amount of traffic you get from people with audio needs.
Make sure that the site is easy to interact with as we have advanced in our technology, we have got to the point that people that have issues typing or with touch screens are finding it harder and harder on a regular basis to use a number of the newer sites that are popping up on a regular basis. Take time to make sure that your site is taking this concern into account and that it is easy for a person to interact with on a regular basis. All of these little things can make the use of your site a lot more appealing to those who are coming to your site on a regular basis and who are dealing with an issue that may make your site being accessible that much more difficult. A little effort on your part will make this a lot more enjoyable for everyone that comes to your site.