Website Architecture Planning | Accessibility Testing

Website Architecture Planning | Accessibility Testing

How to Develop Organizational Policies on Web Accessibility

For anyone creating and managing their own website, it is important to have a clear, organized planning policy for all content. This will ensure that visitors to the site can accurately access desired content and that your content will display and function as desired. This article will explore some of the most common challenges with web accessibility and offer advice on how to develop some of the best organizational policies on web accessibility.

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How to Involve Users in Web Accessibility Testing October 22, 2019 by Garenne Bigby

How to Involve Users in Web Accessibility Testing

Before any project is started, users need to be involved from the very early stages. It provides the developer with quick feedback, so issues can be resolved efficiently. The accessibility-related issues include things like how seniors and people with disabilities have had to adapt to using the web through strategies and assistive technologies. We often don’t think about how some people might not exactly conform to society’s normal way of doing things.

 It should be a goal to be able to make the project more accessible to everyone. When users are involved early, this can help the process go much quicker and much smoother. A web Accessibility strategy also leads to improving the project in more ways than one. Having multiple people working on a project from the get-go will model a team. Collectively, everyone can brainstorm, see things from multiple angles, and overall make the project more successful. 

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Accessibility Testing: Why Manual Testing Is Required

The process of testing your website to ensure it is fully accessible to all users is a lot of work. In fact, you might be tempted to use a few automated accessibility testing tools and call it a day. While there are quite a few fantastic automated accessibility testing tools that can catch issues, they won’t catch absolutely everything you need to find. They do an excellent job at catching issues that are programmatic, but they’re not an end-all-be-all solution. Your users are ultimately human beings, which means they’ll experience any given website differently than a computer will. Therefore, part of your routine when it comes to accessibility testing needs to involve real people who know what they’re looking for.

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United States Web Accessibility Laws July 9, 2019 by Garenne Bigby

United States Web Accessibility Laws

The internet enables us to access information, financial institutions, stores, education, and much more in the form of audio, text, video, and other formats. It’s an incredibly useful tool that many of us rely on in our day-to-day lives, whether we’re using it personally or professionally. We depend on the Internet to give us virtually infinite amounts of data — allowing us to make decisions, collaborate together, and stay in touch with those who are important to us. In a sense, the Internet acts as a portal to all of the knowledge we, as a collective society, have. But often, the Internet remains restricted or dependent on assistive technologies for persons with disabilities to take advantage of it. This is why it’s essential for businesses to ensure web accessibility for everyone, including those with disabilities. 

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Where To Learn Web Accessibility (A11Y) March 14, 2019 by Garenne Bigby

Where To Learn Web Accessibility (A11Y)

Web accessibility is constructing websites, apps, and tools so people with disabilities can access and use them without hindrance—within the range as those without disabilities. This encompasses all disabilities including visual, speech, physical cognitive, auditory, and neurological. The internet is an integral part of government, commerce, recreation, education, employment, and health care.

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