The User Experience Blog for Website Architecture Planning

The User Experience Blog for Website Architecture Planning

Accessibility Testing Best Practices to Follow October 5, 2018 by Garenne Bigby

Accessibility Testing Best Practices to Follow

There are many best practices to follow when it comes to accessibility testing. Making your website accessible to customers—despite any disability they may have—is not only the law, but it is also vital to make sure everyone can access your website. This can benefit your business as it ensures that people will visit your website and potentially be able to buy your product or service despite their limitations.

There are many disabilities that can affect how a person uses a website. For example—if they have incapacities that hinder their vision—it might be difficult for them to see the content on your page unless you are following accessibility best. They may also have difficulty with hearing, which means you have to think about using captions for any videos or audio that you have posted.

On the other hand, there may be those with disabilities that benefit from having audio files as they might be unable to read the text. You will likely need to make accommodations on your webpage due to accommodate accessibility standards. By following these best practices, you put your business in line with competitors who are already making it easy for visitors, despite their limitations, to understand the content on their webpage.

Here is the information you need as well as the best practices to follow to ensure your website is compliant with the accessibility laws that govern the internet.

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International Web Accessibility Laws and Policies October 2, 2018 by Garenne Bigby

International Web Accessibility Laws and Policies

 

In today’s world, it is impossible to avoid use of the Internet. Despite its stark origins and initially-spartan purpose, the World Wide Web has become completely ubiquitous in modern life. Whether for business, for educational purposes, or simply for leisure, almost everyone across the globe uses the Internet, where possible.

That said, a sad fact is that the Internet is not always accessible to everyone. For some, barriers exist that keep them from using online content or resources. These can be physical disabilities or conditions, but they can include economic or cultural factors. To prevent or mitigate this, responsible nations would do well to lay out policies to make web content accessible to all their citizens.

Naturally, concerned parties would have several questions. What criteria are needed to devise such a policy? What countries have such policies to date? What is covered under the existing policy? These are the questions that this article aims to answer.

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Assistive Devices for Impairments in Hearing, Voice, Speech, and Language

Most people take being able to communicate without assistance for granted every day. There are people all over the world who are hearing, voice, speech, and language impaired, and it can be difficult for them to communicate their needs to others without using devices. Some people who are hearing, voice, speech, or language impaired were born with these disabilities and might not know any different. Others might have lost their hearing or ability to communicate due to illnesses, age, or even accidents.

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Sitemap Mapping: The Ultimate Guide to Sitemaps September 17, 2018 by Garenne Bigby

Sitemap Mapping: The Ultimate Guide to Sitemaps

What is a Sitemap? | What Types of Sitemaps Are There? | Why do you need a Sitemap? | Who Uses Sitemaps? | How to Create a Sitemap? | How to Submit Sitemaps to Search Engines?

Imagine that you are a content creator. Every week you produce dozens of videos or art pieces which you then post on various websites. At this, your ultimate goal is to bring home traffic to your website to make money by selling merchandise, showing ads, or serving visitors who support you directly. You want your website to be neat, organized, and easy to navigate. Site mapping can help you with that.

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How to Prevent Blacklisting When Scraping August 21, 2018 by Garenne Bigby

How to Prevent Blacklisting When Scraping

Scraping websites is almost exactly how it sounds—the website content is viewed quickly, and necessary information is gathered and then put into a spreadsheet. The specific information needed is taken and then added to a database where scrapers can store the data. Companies that scrape information from websites can benefit from using this data by being able to keep up with the competition, centralizing data quickly and efficiently, and pricing analytics. The process also allows for loads of unstructured data to be arranged in a more organized way. It allows businesses to gather and analyze useful data that is out there on the internet.

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