You’ve likely come across a website or a webpage that has generated a pop-up box asking you for a username and password. Without either or the right combination of both, you can’t access that page or website.
Web accessibility is the principle of preventing discrimination against website users with disabilities. More specifically, it means having websites and web content that people with disabilities are able to access, comprehend, navigate, and interact with, allowing them to contribute.
In essence, “web accessibility” is a blanket term that serves to encompass all disabilities that do otherwise affect access to the internet. This includes visual, auditory, cognitive, neurological, physical, and speech impairments. Older users, whose abilities are changing due to aging, can also be included in this thought.
There are millions of people with disabilities who deserve to have equal access to website and web content. Sadly, most websites and website software currently incorporate accessibility barriers. These make it increasingly difficult, often impossible, for users with disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of the online world that most of us take for granted. Take a look at the following blog post, “How Website Accessibility Affect Persons with Disabilities”, to see the challenges faced by users with different disabilities.Read more
These days, almost everyone is online. We don’t just browse for information, watch YouTube videos, play BuzzFeed quizzes, and interact on social media either. Today, almost everything can be done online, including buying and selling commerce.
Ecommerce isn’t anything new, of course. It’s been around since 1991, when the internet was made available for commercial use. But what has certainly changed is the sheer number of ecommerce sites available.
Just as almost everyone is buying online, the vast majority of internet users are also selling online. While many make use of sites such as Gumtree, an increasing number of people are starting up their own ecommerce sites. One of the obvious reasons is that with an online store, you simply don’t have all of the overhead expenses of a brick and mortar shop.Read more
In recent years, there have been a number of lawsuits and court cases regarding web accessibility. While physical venues have clearly defined regulations to adhere by, there has been no such official guides for websites. Seven years ago, the Department of Justice (DOJ) began laying down the foundations for just such a document, a process which was expected to come to fruition in 2018.
However, thanks to a January 30th Executive Order signed by President Trump, it is highly unlikely that the DOJ’s adoption of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) will still be able to take place. In the meantime, accessibility lawsuits are expected to increase in number as website owners have a lack of official, governmental regulation on recommended practices.
Which is why we’ve decided to research what the best accessibility practices are, and provide you with the guidance being withheld from you.Read more
It can never be stressed enough that in today’s world, almost everyone is online. In fact, an estimated 3.8 billion of the world’s population (total just over 7.5 billion) are confirmed internet users!
That may not seem like much, but you have to understand that not everyone has access to the internet, especially in third-world countries. So when we say almost everyone is online, we mean almost everyone with access to the internet.
With so many people not only surfing the web but also developing an online presence, getting your blog or business website seen is an ongoing process. But some things can be done to give you the upper hand in boosting your search engine ranking.Read more
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