AccessiBe technology enables us to take a scaleable approach to web accessibility in a business-friendly way, from auditing and testing to remediation. Together with the disability community, we make the possibility of an accessible internet a practical reality.
More than a billion people with disabilities need to interact with the digital world like everyone else.
We live our lives online. It’s where we read the news, order groceries, and connect with people. But 20% of the population has disabilities that exclude them from using it.
Making the internet accessible is about leveling the playground for 20% of the world’s population. The internet has become the most important innovation of our lifetime. Making it inclusive is the most significant step towards achieving a society that prioritizes the inclusion of all its people and values, regardless of abilities, everyone, for who they are.
There are numerous practical benefits to making your website accessible aside from avoiding possible legal issues. Making your website accessible gives a better user experience not just for the disabled but for everyone. It also helps you rank better on search engines, improve conversion rates, optimize your site’s overall performance, and create more loyal and satisfied users.
By treating web accessibility as a part of your development pipeline, you actively decide to build your website for everyone and support the inclusion of all users, with and without disabilities.
Nation Media Design has partnered with accessiBe to provide website owners with the opportunity to make their website assessable and inclusive for everyone.
Web accessibility solutions and services to maintain ADA and WCAG 2.1 compliance. accessiBe helps you do the right thing, achieve online inclusion, and have peace of mind.
We have partnered with the industry’s market leader in web accessibility solutions and services to maintain ADA and WCAG 2.1 compliance. accessiBe helps you achieve online inclusion, and have peace of mind.
Accessibility focuses on how a disabled person accesses or benefits from a site, system or application. Accessibility is an important part of the designing your site and should be considered throughout the development process. Section 508 is the governing principle and it requires that all government information be accessible to disabled users.
Accessible sites present information through multiple sensory channels, such as sound and sight, and they allow for additional means of site navigation and interactivity beyond the typical point-and-click-interface: keyboard-based control and voice-based navigation. The combination of a multisensory approach and a multi-interactivity approach allows disabled users to access the same information as nondisabled users.
By making your website accessible, you are ensuring that all of your potential users, including people with disabilities, have a decent user experience and are able to easily access your information. By implementing accessibility best practices, you are also improving the usability of the site for all users.
W3C notes that, “accessibility overlaps with other best practices such as mobile web design Site exit disclaimer, device independence, multi-modal interaction, usability, design for older users Site exit disclaimer, and search engine optimization (SEO). Case studies show that accessible websites have better search results, reduced maintenance costs, and increased audience reach, among other benefits.”
When creating digital content, make sure to consider the following:
Remember that providing a secondary channel to meet the Section 508 requirements does not guarantee that disabled users will have an equal and positive experience on your site. You must design your secondary channel with both audience and context in mind. In other words, the “secondary channel” doesn’t have to be treated as “secondary”.
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