Accessibility and your website
If you owned a shop and a customer could not get their wheelchair in through your door you would likely fix that problem straight away.
The same if a visually impaired customer needed help with reading a price or instructions on a product on your shelf; you would be more than happy to help. And it is these customers that may need help with reading the contents of your website.
Let’s look at more “Why’s”:
- It is just plain ethical to make websites accessible to all
- You increase your website’s audience, increase its reputation and likely create more business
- You will also improve your SEO ranking
And it is not just the visually impaired that benefit from a good accessible website, visitors with other considerations can also benefit:
- auditory disabilities
- cognitive disabilities
- neurological disabilities
- physical disabilities
- speech disabilities
So what can be done? Firstly Dynamiser can do much in the background of your pages to make the pages accessible, just good design practice. WordPress, Elementor and Astra are already very good starting points compared to a website created with good old fashioned HTML. But the major considerations are something all Dynamiser customers should give time to when deciding on the design and content of their website, all with the help of Dynamiser. These will be discussed below and follow the W3C advice.