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How accessible is your website ?

How accessible is your website ?
Posted on November 17, 2011
Archive : November 2011
Category : News
Interested in checking how accessible your website is?
 
Most people today can hardly conceive of life without the internet. It provides access to news, email, shopping, and entertainment, at any hour of the day or night. Some have argued that no other single invention has been more revolutionary since Gutenberg's printing press in the 1400s.
 
Now, at the click of a mouse, the world can be "at your fingertips"—that is, if you can use a mouse... and see the screen... and hear the audio—in other words, if you don't have a disability of any kind.
 
 
It is used to aid humans in the web accessibility evaluation process. Rather than providing a complex technical report, WAVE shows the original web page with embedded icons and indicators that reveal the accessibility of that page.
 
It's often surprising to see that with just a few tweaks of a website page you can greatly improve the accessibility. 
 
Want to know more? Check out this introduction from WebAIM which should help you understand how people with disabilities use the web, the frustrations they feel when they cannot access the web, and what you can do to make your sites more accessible.
 
Additional information on what the differnet WAVE alerts mean and how you can improve your site can be found in our members lounge.
 
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By Vikki Dudley
 
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