Break down barriers with online experiences that are accessible and inclusive for all
ACCESSIBLE, ENGAGING WEBSITES
When building your online presence, you want to make sure there are no barriers that may prevent your audience interacting with you.
We are accessibility experts and can work with you to make sure you have a truly inclusive online presence, that provides a great user experience for people of all abilities and cultures, in all environments.
The accessibility of your site can be impacted by everything from navigation and menus to colour choices, images and text placement. We can help you to:
- Create a strategy that ensures web accessibility is embedded in your digital thinking and planning now and into the future.
- Design a new website that aligns with AA or AAA accessibility guidelines
- Assess and update your existing web presence to ensure it is an optimal experience for all users
Golden Rules for Accessibility
Simple and effective
This is a quick reference on the most important rules when it comes to web accessibility and make sure all your users can navigate and consume content on your website effectively.
And don’t forget, those rules really help with SEO too!
Always use ALT text
Always remember that alternative text (to describe images) is needed to improve accessibility for people who cannot see the images on the site. This allows screen readers to describe what is not visible in the images.
Optimise color contrast
Choosing colours that offer a positive contrast to improve navigation, reading and interaction is important for all websites.
The text, images, links, icons and buttons are easy to see by providing a nice contrast between foreground and background colours.
Use HTML semantic elements
This is essential if you want to ensure accessibility and performance when using assistive technologies like screen readers and achieve the perfect SEO structure.
Keyboard navigation is one of the most important aspects of web accessibility. Many users with limited mobility are dependent on the keyboard to surf the web. Blind users typically use the keyboard to navigate. Users without disabilities can use the keyboard to navigate based on their preferences or abilities.
Always caption your videos!
Subtitles make videos accessible for people with hearing impairments. It’s also useful when you want to overcome language barriers or for people watching videos in noisy environments or situations where they have to be silent.
Keep it simple
Simple and straightforward content, organised and designed in a minimalistic way, allows the user to focus and digest the content of the page a lot easier and in a more enjoyable manner.