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Website Accessibility for those w/Disabilities

Making your website accessible is important in ensuring that all of your users, especially people with disabilities, have a decent user experience and are able to easily access your website information.

Third Coast Media Marketing is Accessibility Certified!

Making your website accessible is an important aspect of current web design. It ensures that all users, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, can access and interact with your website. Here are a few points to consider when aiming to make your website accessible:

  • Screen Reader Compatibility: Make sure that your website is compatible with screen readers, which are assistive technologies used by visually impaired users to navigate web content.

  • Keyboard Navigation: Make sure your website can be navigated using a keyboard alone, as some users may not be able to use a mouse.

  • Alt Text for Images: Provide descriptive alternative text (alt text) for images, so users with visual impairments can understand the content of images through screen readers. (This is soooo Important)!!!!!

  • Readable Fonts & Contrast: We feel like sometimes our creative side gets the best of us so remember to choose readable fonts and ensure there's enough contrast between text and background to make it easier for users with low vision or color blindness to read. You can also find an online scan to let you know if your website coloring is off.

  • Captions & Transcripts: Include captions for videos and provide transcripts for audio content to make them accessible to users who are deaf or hard of hearing. This also applies to platforms such as YouTube.

  • Forms & Inputs: Ensure that forms are well-structured, and input fields have clear labels, helping users with disabilities to fill them out accurately.

  • Responsive Design: Design your website to be responsive so that it works well on various screen sizes and devices, catering to users with different abilities.

By using the above accessibility practices, you're not only improving the user experience for people with disabilities but also creating a more inclusive and user-friendly website for everyone. It's an important step towards making the web a more accessible place for all users.

If you have any questions let us know Third Coast Media Marketing. Or would like to know if your website is accessible shoot us an email or give us a call! 616-283-6126

Authored By; Angie Cooper

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