Website accessibility - is your website welcoming to all its visitors?
There's no denying the appeal of stunning website - we get it. But no matter how beautiful your design, if it's not accessible, it could be difficult or even impossible for many people to access it properly.
Users might be unable to navigate the site using a keyboard, PDF documents may not be accessible for screen readers, images might not have descriptions, or poor colour contrast could be making the text difficult to read, especially for visually impaired people. There's a lot to consider - but we're here to help.
At Green17, we believe that everyone should have equal access to digital content. That's why we're passionate about designing websites that are accessible to all.
Did you know that there are over 14 million people living with disabilities in the UK alone, and over a billion worldwide? These include people living with impaired vision, deafness or impaired hearing, motor difficulties, cognitive impairments, or learning disabilities. Many more may have temporary limitations due to illness or injury.
- By ensuring that your website is accessible, you're promoting equality and inclusion for all website users. It's the right thing to do!
- Accessible websites usually work better for everyone. They're faster, easier to use and ensure that all users can access your content. They also tend to appear higher in search engine rankings. Implementing accessibility practices also makes your website more usable for those using mobile devices or older technology, and boosts your SEO.
- In the UK, it's a legal requirement for public sector organisations to make sure their websites meet accessibility requirements. With so many services now online, people may not have a choice when it comes to using a public sector website. That's why it's vital that they work well for all users. The Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations 2018 state that any public sector organisation has a legal obligation to make their websites accessible to people with disabilities to at least AA standard of the WCAG 2.1 guidelines. An accessibility statement must also be published on your website to explain how accessible your website is an outline any parts that don't currently meet the requirements.
At Green17, we're committed to helping you create a website that is accessible to all users. We'll work with you every step of the way to ensure that your website meets all legal requirements and promotes equality and inclusion for all.