Accessibility matters, always.
Making your site accessible is extremely important. It ensures equal online access and opportunity to people with varying abilities. Making your site accessible may seem like a daunting task but it’s actually easy to implement and, overall, extremely logical. In many places, it’s also the law. Ensuring a web for all is a collective responsibility.
Here are a few ways to get started:
- Make sure your font size is large enough so that those with visual impairments can see your text easily. While most browsers support increasing font size, it’s still important that your design accommodate changes without losing out on readability or functionality.
- Ensure all the buttons on your site are easily clickable for people who have difficulty using a mouse.
- Add Alt Text to all images so that people using a screen reader know what your images are conveying.
- When choosing your colours, make sure your background-to-text ratio is sufficient.
It’s important to be inclusive.
Take the time to make sure you’re communicating responsibly so that everyone can understand, interact, and navigate within your site and get the most out of what you are sharing. You’ll feel good about your site, and those reading, browsing, or buying what you have to offer will be grateful. And if you’d like to deep dive into what it means to make a site truly accessible, read on.
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