When we refer to accessibility in web design and development, it is the process of making a website work for everyone regardless of any disability they may have. Currently, there are 13.9 million people in the UK who have a disability, which makes accessibility an important process in any new web project.
What we do
When creating a new website for a client we look at several areas during the design and development phase to ensure that the website follows the best practices in accessibility and meets the WCAG 2.1 standards. These include:
- The contrast between colours on the website
- Web interactions are accessible from a keyboard as well as mouse and touch
- Images include an alternative text label for screen readers
Why accessibility is important
More and more people are moving away from traditional forms of media, meaning websites are becoming the main platforms for information and buying online.
As your website grows it is important to make sure you are able to support those that would like to access your services but are struggling with the accessibility of your interface.
Making your website accessibility friendly gives you the opportunity to stand out from your competitors who may not be offering an accessible platform.
How can we help?
Giving platforms the ability to support those with disabilities is one of our core objectives and we will work with you to make sure your platform follows the latest standards. We can review your branding guidelines to make sure they work for your digital assets as well as for your printed materials. Furthermore, we have developed a bespoke theme called Lark, that is set up with the latest WCAG standards to ensure that from the start, your website is accessible.
If you are keen on making your website more accessible we offer an audit service where we can review your current website or application to see if it complies with the latest best practices. We can then set out what is needed to improve the website and get it up to the required standards.