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Web site accessibility means allowing visitors to access the content without impediment. Guidelines are issues by bodies such as the Royal National Institute for the Blind, as well as enshrined in legislation such as the Disability Discrimination Act, which all UK organisations must now comply with. These define technical and presentation issues such as:

  • Sufficient contrast between text and background
  • Ability to re-size text
  • Simple HTML hyperlinks for navigation

By using more advanced programming techniques such as “drop down” menus and other dynamic techniques, a barrier can be placed between the visitor and the content. Not only can these techniques represent a usability issue to able bodied users they can present an impenetrable barrier to less abled visitors.AKEA

Key benefits of implementing good accessibility practices

Apart from being a “best of breed” site and being legally compliant there are key practical benefits of implementing good web site accessibility practices:

  • You are allowing a greater number of people access to your products and services, after all why prevent people parting with their cash. It makes good business sense especially if your site can be more accessible than your competitors.
  • By making your content accessible you remove technical barriers to your content which makes it much easier to re-purpose your content to other platforms such as mobile phones, television and handheld devices

How to improve your site

Any reputable experienced web developer will be able to provide a web site accessibility audit to determine how to make your site compliant including:

  • improve your user experience
  • increase repeat visits
  • convert more visitors to clients and
  • improve search engine rankings