As the internet grows, so does the population of people using it. Many times, that includes people with disabilities, ranging from visual and auditory to speech or cognitive. We feel that, if possible, it is important to make websites available to as much of the population that uses the internet as possible. There are many reasons to carry out accessible website design, but when it comes down to it, it is a good business practice and will make your site and services available to a larger proportion of the population.
Additionally, government and higher education sites are required to create and maintain accessible websites. If you want your content to match those standards, you should commit to making your website accessible.
Boston Web Designers has the resources to help you understand the benefits of making your website accessible, as well as the resources to make sure the process is done right.
Our website designs use Cascading Style Sheets and design standards based on W3C standards.
W3C develops specifications, guidelines, software, and tools to lead the Web to its full potential. To learn more about W3C, visit https://w3.org. It is the industry leader in working with companies to ensure that they are available to as many people as possible.
Boston Web Designers understands that working with the right strategic partner can allow us to focus our time, attention, and resources on our core competencies allowing us to exceed your expectations. Accessibility testing is one of those areas that require expertise and specialized technology. For this reason, we work with a strategic partner to assist with accessibility testing and certification for your website.
Learn how Google’s Lighthouse accessibility audit tool has the potential to make billions of websites more accessible without legislation.
Please, reach out to us if you have a website that you think would benefit from accessibility website design. You should know that it is not always affordable to make a small business website accessible. However, when budgets allow, we follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 and 2.1) published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).