Website accessibility and compliance

Website Accessibility and Compliance

In recent years, web accessibility has become an increasingly important topic. This is because the internet is now an essential part of daily life for many people, and those with disabilities should be able to access all the same information and services as everyone else. There are a number of ways to make a website more accessible, ranging from simple changes to the design and layout, to adding features like text-to-speech or alternative navigation methods. Making your website accessible can not only help those with disabilities, but also make it easier for everyone to use. Web accessibility is the degree to which a website is usable by people with disabilities. Disabilities can include blindness, low vision, color blindness, deafness, and mobility impairments. Web accessibility also benefits people who do not have disabilities but may be using a slow Internet connection or an older computer.

There are many ways to make a website more accessible. Some common methods are adding alt text to images, providing transcripts of audio and video content, and using descriptive link text. By making your website more accessible, you can improve the experience of all your users.

In recent years law suits have been filed against brands, organizations and companies for not meeting WCAG and ADA compliancy. In Canada anti-spam legislation was also introduced (CASL). It is important that your website is accessible to avoid law suits and ensure that all users are able to consume your content and get the information needed.

There are many ways to make a website accessible through various plugins, software changes, coding and technical implementations.

We have partnered with and developed an accessibility development model + implementation that can ensure your website meets all compliancy requirements in an affordable way. Contact us today for more information.