At Provisio, we believe websites should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. Website accessibility is ensuring that websites are designed and developed in a way that makes them usable by as many people as possible, including those with visual, auditory, motor, or cognitive impairments.
Why Website Accessibility Matters
Website accessibility is crucial not only for people with disabilities but also for everyone else. Many people face temporary or situational limitations that can make it challenging to use a website, such as poor internet connection, small screens, or noisy environments. By making your website accessible, you can improve the user experience for all visitors, leading to higher engagement, satisfaction, and conversion rates.
Moreover, website accessibility is a usability imperative and a legal one. In many countries, including the United States, the European Union, and Canada, some laws and regulations require websites to be accessible to people with disabilities. Failure to comply with these laws can result in legal action, fines, and damage to your reputation.
How We Ensure Website Accessibility
We take website accessibility seriously. We follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), a set of internationally recognized standards for website accessibility. The WCAG provides a framework for making websites perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust, meaning people can access them using different devices, assistive technologies, and languages.
We also use various tools and techniques to test the accessibility of our websites, including automated testing, manual testing, and user testing. We work with our clients to understand their accessibility needs and preferences, and we provide recommendations and solutions to ensure that their websites meet the WCAG and other accessibility standards.
Some of the accessibility features that we incorporate into the sites we create include:
- Alternative text for images, videos, and audio files to provide descriptions for people who cannot see or hear them
- Captions and transcripts for videos and audio files to provide text versions for people who cannot hear or understand them
- Keyboard navigation, to allow people who cannot use a mouse or touch screen to navigate the website using the keyboard
- Color contrast to ensure that text and images are visible to people with color blindness or low vision
- Scalable fonts allow people with visual impairments to increase the size of the text
- Clear and simple language to make the content easy to understand for people with cognitive impairments or limited literacy skills.
Website accessibility is an essential part of modern web development. At Provisio, we are committed to designing and developing websites that are accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. We believe that website accessibility is a legal requirement, an inclusivity obligation, and a business opportunity.