Facts About Website Accessibility
This quote from a UK Government blog summarises what ‘Accessibilty’ is extremely well
“Our goal is to make our services as accessible as possible; to exclude no one. We do this by trying to make sure that there aren’t any barriers that make it impossible or difficult for anyone to use them. We want our services to be easy to use by everyone. This isn’t always possible though. People can have conflicting requirements and there will be situations that are overlooked due to us being unaware of them.”
Although making your site accessible is not a legal requirement for most websites, it is if you are a Public Sector organisation. But, there are compelling reasons why you should make yours accessible (even if it is not a legal requirement). Making your site friendly and welcoming to all users means that everyone feels included, and you are not excluding potential customers or users from finding out about you. It also says a lot about your business and how you run it, and this is something that might tip the scales in your favour if a potential client is comparing you to a similar service that is not accessible. In today’s super competitive marketplace, you need all the advantages you can get.
We have a lot of experience in making existing websites accessible, and if you want a new site, we can make it accessible from the ground up. Our team of in-house developers can review your current site and give you ideas about how you could make it more user friendly – and it doesn’t always have to be a costly exercise either.
We’d love you to become a happy client!