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What are the basics of Website Accessibility?

Website accessibility refers to website content creation, design, and technologies accessible to people of all abilities. Here’s a rundown of the fundamentals of  Web accessibility.

Basics of website accessibility

The requirement for websites to use tools and technology created to enhance a person with disabilities’ perception, knowledge, contribution, navigation, and engagement with the site is known as Web accessibility. Accessibility might be scary to people unfamiliar with it, yet it is a critical component of the user experience. Instead of installing accessibility as an afterthought, it should get embedded into the web development and design process.

Types of disability

Visual

Hearing

Neurological

Cognitive

Motor

Why is it necessary?

According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2011 global report on disabilities, 15 percent of the population has a disability. Physical, cognitive, and neurological problems all fall under this category. Disability rates expected to rise as the population ages and chronic health issues become more prevalent. Those with disabilities should have the same access to information as people without impairments. Fortunately, some tools can help them overcome or lessen the obstacles to digital access. These benefits ensure that everyone, regardless of age, physical or mental ability, can use the internet and have a positive online experience.

An effective accessibility plan provides financial benefits in making the internet a more inclusive place for everyone. Accessibility is a design and development feature that affects nearly every aspect of a website’s development.

Mobile-friendly designs, usability, SEO, and more are all addressed. Better search results, lower maintenance costs, a more audience reach, and a sense of corporate social responsibility are advantages of accessible websites (CSR). As a result, having a well-designed, accessible website not only makes your website accessible to persons with disabilities but may also improve the user experience for all site visitors.