It is estimated that there more than 1 billion people in the world with disabilities. This means that if websites were not designed keeping in mind the needs of disabled persons, websites owners will be deprived from more than a billion potential visitors, customers and contributors. The Internet has yet to achieve complete “Disability Friendly” status. Nonetheless, it is safe to say that we have come a long way in our approach towards accessible website design Berwick. The following text elaborates on the simple ways that you can make your website more accessible for disabled people.
“Alt Tags” are the tiny text that pop on the screen whenever you hover your mouse over an image. Basically, alt tags are descriptions of the image they represent. Often they are very distinct descriptions due to which even if an image is not loaded the alt text is enough to give you an idea of what the image was. Disabled people who use different accessibility options such as the screen magnifier and the “read out loud” feature (software that reads text on a website out loud) can benefit significantly from alt tags if they are unable to clearly see the image due to their disability.
Practicing Smart Colour Choices:-
With small colour considerations in Website Design Berwick, you can make sure that your design is easily legible. For example:-
- Always use black text on white background.
- If you have to use colours make sure that you place yellow, blue and green together.