Tips on how to make your website accessible to people with disabilities – a must-read!

Many of us, web designers and web developers, never concern ourselves with the fact that not all of our potential website users are in a top-notch physical condition. There are many blind, deaf and motion-impaired visitors who will not stay on your website because it’s not “friendly” to them. This article gives a great summary of the situation and suggests resources and tools to make our work’s results fitting for all.

An Idiot’s Guide To Accessible Website Design | Tips

How To Meet Accessibility Requirements

In order to provide for the access needs of the disabled, it’s important to understand the technology challenges these users face everyday.

* Use of non-standard browsers, earlier versions of mainstream browsers, or specially designed text-to-speech and text-to-brail readers that do not function in the way we normally understand browsers to function.
* Lower screen resolutions, the need for larger fonts, and reduced screen size.
* Colorblind users who cannot easily “Click the red button to cancel your order.”
* Users with motor impairment may use non-standard pointing devices and keywords.

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~ by WPA Staff on February 3, 2010.

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