We Specialise in Website Accessibility
The World Wide Web can be a life changer for disabled people. It is therefore extremely important to make your website fully accessible to visitors with any type of disability affecting how they access the Internet.
Our practical advice will help you to:-
- Apply the W3C/WAI guidelines for accessibility (WCAG)
- Ensure that your site complies with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and other legislation
- Demonstrate that your website has been independently checked for accessibility
- Achieve a higher search engine ranking
- Maximise the reach of your website and improve usability for all
- Deliver a truly inclusive web experience for your visitors
Userite's experienced engineers and consultants, together with our wide ranging panel of disabled users, can provide clear and practical guidance for building and maintaining usable accessible websites.
If you would like to discuss your requirements with us please complete our on-line Contact Form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you would like a no commitment quotation for a W3C/WAI (WAIG) compliance test or for a full website accessibility audit, please use our free Quotation Form.
Creating an inclusive world-wide-web
A good website can be used by anyone. Most people use a standard web-browser to see your site, but disabled people can use special tools that convert your web pages into:-
- large text for reading by people with poor eyesight,
- audio for blind people to hear and follow the content via speakers,
- braille for deaf/blind people to read with their fingers,
- text-only versions for people with slow internet (also used by search engine robots).
There is no need for you to provide large text or special versions of your site. The user’s computer does all the work of converting your content into any format that the user requires – providing that your pages are created correctly. You need use standard (valid) HTML code, provide text descriptions (alt tags) for images, captions for video and use the HTML structural elements such as headings in a logical manner. None of this makes your site look any different, but it does mean that these special tools (assistive technologies) work properly.
Thus the web can be a life enhancing resource for disabled people. It can give them the independence to pay their own bills, do their own shopping, find employment or training as well as keeping in touch with family and friends.