Understanding Website Accessibility

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Website accessibility is no longer an optional feature. It is a requirement for being on the internet today. You need to be making your website accessible.

But what does being accessible entail? It’s making sure people who use something other than a mouse can use your website the same way mouse users can. It’s making sure people can see the words because you have the right color contrast. And it’s making sure images have descriptive alternative text.

That seems like a lot. And it can feel so overwhelming when you start looking into it. We’ve all been there. But once you sit down and start to learn and start to fix some of the errors, it will all start to make sense.

This journey will give you blog posts, videos, resources that can help you learn web accessibility. And then you can begin to work to make your website accessible.

Because everyone — everyone — should be able to use your website no matter what technology they use to browse the web. Accessibility matters.

Why Website Accessibility Matters

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Why Website Accessibility Matters

Website accessibility isn’t something nice to have with your website. It’s absolutely a requirement these days. If people who use the keyboard or screen reader or something similar can’t use your website, then you have a bad website. So let’s talk accessibility. Because everyone — everyone — should be able…

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Think about website accessibility from the start

Website accessibility is a requirement on today’s internet. It doesn’t matter if it’s expensive or if you’re not sure what the guidelines are. Start thinking about accessibility from the start of your website build, and everything will fall right into place. Because everyone should be able to use your website…

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Website Accessibility: Alternative Text

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Website Accessibility: Alternative Text

One of the most prevalent, but easiest accessibility fix is the use of alternative text for your images on the website. This HTML attribute helps screen readers describe the image to the viewer if they need it, and is a key part of website accessibility. So let’s learn about how…

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Website Accessibility: Headings

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Website Accessibility: Headings

Another one of the most prevalent, but easiest accessibility fix is using the correct heading structure. Screen readers and other accessibility technologies use the heading structure to help their users find their way around the page. And using incorrect headings hinders them. So let’s learn about how you can make…

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A look at some web accessibility guidelines

One common complaint from the Domino’s lawsuit is that there aren’t any guidelines. But it’s a misconception. There are accessibility guidelines that you can be following today.

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Website Accessibility: Color Contrast

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Website Accessibility: Color Contrast

Another fix you can make to your website is using the correct color contrast. This is something that’s geared more to web designers and developers that control the colors on the website more. But if you run a website, there’s a lesson in here for you. You should always make…

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Web Accessibility: Skip Links

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Web Accessibility: Skip Links

Another fix you can make to your website is using skip links. This is a small section that is usually hidden on the screen, but is available when it’s tabbed on to or to screen readers. And it allows people who use the keyboard, screen readers and other assistive technology…

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Tools to test website accessibility

It’s always great to make sure your website is accessible for all users. But how can you see if your website is accessible? Here are some tools that can help you get started.

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Making sure your ecommerce website is accessible

If your online store isn’t accessible (or if you don’t know if it is), you’re doing a disservice to your customers. Your website should be usable by everyone know matter what technology they use.

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How to make sure your content is accessible

You want to make your site accessible but have to wait for a developer to do it. What’s something you can do right now? Make sure the content of your posts and pages are accessible.

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How to make sure your WordPress site is accessible

So you want to make your WordPress site accessible to everyone. Awesome. But it’s a pretty big undertaking. Here are the simple steps to achieve that goal.

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Six accessibility fixes you can make to your website today

Every website should be accessible to everyone. Yes, even yours. But it can be a tricky thing to get started. So here are some fixes you can check on your website.

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Blog Post/Web Page Accessibility Checklist

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Blog Post/Web Page Accessibility Checklist

Checking to make sure your new blog posts or web pages are accessible got a little bit easier. With this check list, you can go through each of the major components of accessibility to make sure you’re doing it correctly.

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Why your small business should avoid Accessibe

If you’ve done research about website accessibility, you’ve probably come across Accessibe. But as you’ll see, it does anything but make your website accessible.

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