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One-on-one consultations for creating web-friendly, accessible content.
Most studies find that about 20% of the population lives with some form of disability.
The major categories of disability types
Blindness, low vision, color-blindness
Deafness and hard-of-hearing
Inability to use a mouse, slow response time, limited fine motor control
Learning disabilities, distractibility, inability to remember or focus on large amounts of information
Disabilities can also be situational or conditional.
Crowded room, low light, forgetting your headphones in a public place but need to listen to the lecture
Aging, slow internet, broken arm, carrying a baby or holding a back an active puppy while looking up food menus on your phone
Accessible design improves overall user experience and satisfaction, especially in a variety of situations, across different devices, and for older users. We follow WCAG 2.0 AA and WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
Determine if your images need alt text.
Place your hand over the image on the screen. Does your content lose meaning? If the answer is yes, you need to include alt text to describe the image.
Use meaningful text for links, describing where the links take the user.
Example: More information about meaningful link text.
Use headings to create page structure.
Use numbered and bulleted lists for structure.
Use simple language and formatting.
Format and use simple tables with column and row headers. Split nested tables up into simple tables.
Video and multimedia should have captions or a transcript available on the website for users.
Try using your keyboard to tab through the website. You should be able to do all the same things with your keyboard that you can do with your mouse/trackpad.
Can you play/pause videos?
Does your keyboard get stuck anywhere on the page?
Try it out! Test out your website with screen reader tools.
Text and images should be easy to read against the background.
Color contrast ratio for minimum compliance is 4.5:1.
Try it out with accessible colors checker.
Use real text instead of text within images whenever possible
User fonts that are easy to read
Users usually prefer simple and short forms.
Include labels in form fields.