Many of us, web designers and web developers, never concern ourselves with the fact that not all of our potential website users are in a top-notch physical condition. There are many blind, deaf and motion-impaired visitors who will not stay on your website because it’s not “friendly” to them. This article gives a great summary of the situation and suggests resources and tools to make our work’s results fitting for all.
How To Meet Accessibility Requirements
In order to provide for the access needs of the disabled, it’s important to understand the technology challenges these users face everyday.
* Use of non-standard browsers, earlier versions of mainstream browsers, or specially designed text-to-speech and text-to-brail readers that do not function in the way we normally understand browsers to function.
* Lower screen resolutions, the need for larger fonts, and reduced screen size.
* Colorblind users who cannot easily “Click the red button to cancel your order.”
* Users with motor impairment may use non-standard pointing devices and keywords.