We have covered the difference between UI and UX, so now let’s take a look at why good design is so important. The user experience (UX) refers to the quality of experience a user has interacting with your website or application. All aspects of this interaction contribute to the UX. It is the good or bad feeling a person gets after using your company’s site or service.
Accessibility features are designed to help those with disabilities use technology more easily. For example, a text-to-speech feature could read text out loud for people with impaired vision, while a speech-recognition feature lets users with limited mobility control their computer with their voice.
When a website is designed with accessibility principles in mind and built to work properly with assistive technology, it is accessible to most people. So, what are website accessibility features and how can they be used to make your website more accessible?
When the internet was created, one of its core principles was to establish equal opportunities for everyone, including persons with disabilities. One in seven people has some type of disability, which may limit their ability to interact with websites. Having an accessible website is no longer optional, it is a must-have.
Why Accessible Design Matters
When looking at your website, imagine what would happen if you:
What Are the Four Major Categories of Accessibility?
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are a vital tool for businesses and organizations striving to make their digital content accessible to all people. The WCAG is a step-by-step set of technical requirements that cover how to make your website, app or other digital assets accessible to people with a variety of disabilities.
To say we think about Drupal a lot is an understatement. It is pretty much non-stop Drupal here at Provisio, but what exactly is Drupal? And is it free? Put simply, Drupal is an open source content management system (CMS), meaning it is free to use and does not require license or subscription fees. It's mostly built in the PHP programing language, and it is designed to create websites for use on a variety of web servers.
We recently launched several projects for clients in the financial industry, including a new web-based software for a wealth management firm. The financial industry, or fintech, presents a unique set of challenges that we are able to tackle at Provisio. So, what exactly is involved in developing custom software for the financial industry?
Why do users visit your website? What do they expect to do while they are there? Do you make it easy for them to do their business, or do you hide your best online assets? Identify why your visitors have come to your site and what they want to do while they are there. Then make it easy for them to do it!
When you are investing in a new software development project for your business, you expect that the work will be completed on time and on budget. But according to multiple studies, over 50% of software projects fail. What can you do to increase your chances to beat the odds?
Look at your computer desktop right now. How many programs do you have running? How many tabs are open in your web browser? If you are like many small business owners and managers, you use a host of different programs, websites, and applications to make your business work. But what if a systems integration audit could declutter your desktop and improve your company’s efficiency?