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What Is Accessible Web Design?

by | 8 Aug, 2019 | Website Design

When in talks with your Kingston website designers about where you want to take your site in the future, make sure you mention accessibility so you know that all your potential customers are able to find out exactly what it is you do and what you have to offer.

The internet has been designed with accessibility in mind, no matter their range of hearing, sight, movement and so on, but when websites and pages are badly designed, barriers can be created that exclude some people.

Accessibility should be a top priority for any business looking to create a high quality site that is as inclusive as it possibly could be. This includes those with disabilities, as well as older people, those in developing countries and anyone living in rural areas.

And don’t forget that making this a focus will help with other best practices for business when it comes to web design, from mobile to usability, search engine optimisation, device independence and so on.

In September last year, new regulations were brought in for public sector organisations, stating that websites or mobile apps have to be more accessible and that they must be “perceivable, operable, understandable and robust”.

Public sector bodies include central and local government organisations, as well as some charities and other non-government organisations. Even if you’re not in the public sector and covered by this legislation, it could certainly yield positive results if you do prioritise accessibility in the future.

Get in touch with the Tiger Pink team today to see how we can help you achieve this goal.


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