How to Make Your Site Web Accessible

Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web. This includes people that have visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. It also includes older people with changing abilities due to aging ie visual impairment.

A web accessible site allows people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web. Sites that have not been designed to accommodate these people will miss out on gaining these extra visitors.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

These are guidelines to help web designers and web content developers build accessible web sites. Following these guidelines will help you to reach a larger audience.

Here are some of the issues related to people with disabilities:

* They may not be able to see, hear, move, or may not be able to process some types of information easily or at all.
* They may have difficulty reading or comprehending text.
* They may not have or be able to use a keyboard or mouse.
* They may have a text-only screen, a small screen, or a slow Internet connection.
* They may not speak or understand fluently the language in which the document is written.
* They may be in a situation where their eyes, ears, or hands are busy.
* They may have an early version of a browser, a different browser entirely, a voice browser, or a different operating system.

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