Web design in 2019 is amazing. Admittedly, I’m known to geek out about this more than most. But, with something as important to our current society as the Internet, I think most people would agree it is truly amazing how far web design has come.
Look at the first Amazon website in 1996 compared to the site and online business it is today:
I’ll stop saying it after this but, amazing! Right?
We can now customize every inch of our web presence to perfectly reflect our organization’s brand, mission and personality. Our firm sees how crucial this is to businesses every day. A website can spread mass information in a second, sell products in one click, gather real-time feedback from your audience and so much more.
Accessibility in web design is more important than ever as we see websites becoming so interactive and key sources of information for businesses. There is a lot of research and many standards regarding accessibility online, but it really isn’t difficult to incorporate into your website. Bottom line, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) aim to make all sites “perceivable, operable, understandable and robust.”
It’s an ongoing process to improve and refine, but after a little time and research, we are resolving any violations of WCAG that may hinder someone from enjoying our site and those of our clients.
Do you know where your website stands in terms of accessibility?
There are several online platforms that can review it for you. If you want to check for yourself first, here are some great places to start:
Accessibility in web design simply means creating an experience with everyone in mind. And while it’s far from perfect, we can already see the web is better because of it.