Make Your Site Accessible
Before we begin, it is important to recognize the group that is fighting to change how the world builds websites, A11y Project. If you're interested in a more detailed breakdown of how to make your site accessible to everyone, please follow the link below. Keep reading for three easy ways you can make your site more inclusive.
- Colorblind Tests: There are 300 million color blind people in the world. Use a colored web page filter such as Toptalto test to make sure that your website is beautiful in every shade.
- Screen Reader Tests: Every operating system comes with a text reader installed. Go to your system settings and test it to make sure that your website is easy to navigate for people who depend on these tools. Things such as unique titles, removing session timeouts, and assigning focus order can broaden your online market. Make sure that all of your images have descriptive alt tags and decorative photos have no tags.
- Write content at an 8th-grade level, unless it is specialized: If you’re writing blurbs on your front page, keep everything specific and simple, ideally at an 8th-grade reading level. This is an important standard to set because helps individuals with learning disabilities have access to more information and businesses, helping them to move one small step closer to independence.
These are just small steps you can take to make your site more accessible. Please go to the A11y project to and learn more about what we can do to be inclusive to all consumers online. In a world where disabled individuals can have very limited rights, it is important to make sure that everyone does their part to help lay the groundwork for disability justice.
For more information about the injustices that disabled people face, please follow these links: