5 Recommendations for Making Your Website Accessible

SINGAPORE - Nov. 23, 2022 - PRLog -- Website accessibility is about making websites, tools and technologies accessible to everyone including people with disabilities. According to ddiy.co, "97.4% of the world's top 1 million websites do not offer full accessibility."  In 2018, the spending power of people with disabilities was estimated to be over $490b! That is a huge opportunity that many websites are forgoing.

The W3C provides some guidelines for designing websites for people with disabilities. The latest WCAG 2.0 guidelines are organized under 4 principles namely perceivable, operable, understandable and robust.Each guideline has 3 testable levels (A, AA, AAA) and contains the minimum requirements a site must meet.

5 Recommendations for Making Your Website Accessible

1.) Make use of descriptive link text

Descriptive link text gives readers an idea of what to expect when they click on the link. Descriptive link text ensures that such links are readable for people with poor vision and helps your website for SEO purposes.

2.) Provide Descriptive Alt Text for Images
Alt text is short for alternative text which is used as an alternative visual representation in the event an image fails to load.  Alternative text is sometimes used by screen readers to give information about an image. Some forms of images and recommended use of alternative text comprise of informative images and functional images.

3.) Design a Well-Structured Website
Some recommendations to create a well-structured website include using header tags for different sections, keeping your paragraphs within 2-3 lines and using bullet points to highlight main points.

4.) Utilize Colour Contrast
Colour Contrast Ratio helps distinguish colours for easy reading. Online tools such as Colour Contrast Analyzer or Contrast Checker can help you determine if your choice of colour fulfilles the contrast ratio.

5.) Design Accessible Online Forms
Some techniques to make online forms more accessible include labeling your input fields, highlighting the selected input field and displaying error messages for user input errors.

These 5 recommendations do not comprise the complete list but form a good foundation to achieving website accessibility. For further assistance regarding accessibility, Websparks has a team of professional UX/UI Specialists (https://www.websparks.sg/services/) with the expertise to help you improve your website.

Websparks is one of the premium website development company in Singapore (https://www.websparks.sg/) and we know what it takes to create a website that is accessibility-friendly. Feel free to contact us for your development needs today!
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