Website Accessibility & Compliance - What you need to Know
There are so many things to consider when you’re creating a website for your business, and key among
these is customer experience. At first it seems as though the fundamentals of your website’s user experience (UX) should be fairly easy to achieve: you want it to be visually striking, easy to read and simple to navigate.
Ideally, visitors to your website should quickly be able to find the information they need in a format that they can use. But when you’re planning your website, are you considering the needs of every potential customer, or are you missing something crucial?
In the UK, one in five¹ people are classed as having a disability or long-term illness and in Ireland, one in seven people report having a disability. In each case, this may affect their ability to use a website. By forgetting to cater for their needs not only are you missing out on a significant and valuable portion of the marketplace for your goods or services, but you may be in danger of falling short of your legal obligations as defined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (known as WCAG 2.1)
This quick guide written buy it'seeze websites covers the essentials of website accessibility, to help you understand how to create an inclusive user experience and the business benefits of doing so.
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