A website is said to be ADA compliant if it’s accessible to individuals with vision, hearing, and speech disorders. Users with disabilities must be able to access web content using assistive technologies, such as screen reading software, screen magnifiers, etc.
No doubt disabled users aren’t able to access & process information as normal people. Thus, it’s necessary to take the required steps to make your website accessible to them.
For instance, for people who can’t hear well on the phone, it’s good to provide multiple contact options, such as whatsApp, Skype, email, etc. A transcript, subtitles or a summary of the audio or video content can also help make your web content more accessible to deaf people.
Did you know web technologies, such as animated gifs, pngs, or videos may cause photosensitive epilepsy or other physical reactions in some people? Thus, to make your website accessible for seizure patients, you need to ensure various points, such as-
- It doesn’t contain any content that flashes more than three times in any one second time period
- Limit the flashing areas to less than 341 by 256 pixels
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Being a public space by technical standards, the internet & web design can fall under some rules & regulations. One of those regulations is website accessibility under the ADA.
- Color Coding & Contrast – Include adequate contrast with the font color and the page color to make it have more readable text. You need to offer several color schemes for users to choose pick from.
- Alt Text For Pictures – A website with good design is easy on the eye and accessible to the disabled. It needs to include this descriptive text so every visitor gets optimum experience.
- Flexible text Size – Make your font size changeable, meaning allow your users to switch font sizes. This makes it easier to read each page.
- High-Level Descriptions – Be sure that the headers are formatted with a heading style and don’t just change the color, size, or font. Leave the underline under your hyperlinks.
- Text & Not Images – Never put important information in images. If you have a critical image you need to include alt text and or description.
- Zoom Functions – Make sure zoom is useable on mobile & desktop site.
- Screen-Readers Accessible – Make sure all text on each page is concise, identified correctly & simple to read. This makes the screen reads more capable to communicate all the information from that page clearly.
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