why is web accessibility important?
Web accessibility enables you to reach and engage with the widest possible audience, resulting in increased web traffic, increased customer/supporter numbers and an improved company reputation. Accessible design is also likely to appeal to users more generally, as well as improving your search engine rankings and mobile/tablet display.
Additionally, the UK’s 2010 Equality Act states that services must be accessible to everyone who needs them, so if you have an inaccessible website you may be breaking the law.
Find out more about how to make your website accessible in our infographic below:
other web accessibility resources
- W3.org has extensive information about accessibility testing
- Gov.uk has guidance on appealing to people with specific needs, including those with low vision, deafness, dyslexia, autism and motor disabilities
- Gov.uk also has guidance on testing for accessibility and meeting the Equality Act 2010 requirements
- The RNIB website has information on accessibility for blind and partially sighted people
- Wave offers a web accessibility evaluation tool