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Countries around the world are addressing digital access issues through legislation. Before this legislation was enforced, changing percentage of the population defined as people with physical disabilities was denied access to websites. Web accessibility laws are moral, aiming at the acceptance of the other, doing whatever is possible to make the digital world accessible for everyone. There are many tools that make websites accessible, such as image content describing program or text readers. Use of video and audio are part of the tools that make websites accessible too. Today, almost all public utility websites provide services such as forms downloading and online paying; this is one of the reasons why it is important that such websites will be user friendly to population with special needs.
Website accessibility – a moral legislation.
Accessible websites allow population with physical disabilities to use online platforms to receive service from public utilities. To make a website accessible, it should be adjusted to technological tools that allow people with special needs to use it – this includes video and audio. The purpose of accessibility regulation is to remove barriers that prevent people with disabilities from using the internet. This obligation applies to public utilities’ websites, service providers, online stores etc. Making your website accessible also includes making accessibility adjustments to current websites and applications, to allow people with special needs to use them. We at GEO Media make websites accessible.
Web accessibility legislation.
With the growing use of the internet, and its growing importance in everyday life, many countries use legislation to deal with web accessibility. Some countries use the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 as a basis for their national standardization and regulation. These guidelines ensure there are no barriers that prevent interaction with – and access to – websites by everyone. This includes people with physical disabilities, difficulties in operating hands, and people with cognitive or hearing disabilities. A blind user, for instance, can use a software that reads information from the computer, get image description, download forms, pay bills and perform any type of action that can be done digitally. Accessibility requires standard coding and using alternative technologies for multimedia and images.
Web accessibility is a social responsibility.
Every society includes people with special needs that should be addressed respectfully. This is a moral and social obligation towards people with a disability that makes it harder for them to function like others. Like physical site accessibility, website accessibility can help conveying a message that the other should not be ignored, and that the barriers preventing the other from using the internet, or be independent, can be removed. The more changes we make to ease the lives of people with disabilities, the better society we become. Website accessibility is another step on our way to accepting the other.
Smart website accessibility.
We at GEO Media provide a dedicated service for:
- checking website accessibility,
- making websites accessible, and
- building accessible websites.
Our company is a professional service provider of website accessibility in accordance with European and American standards. Our dedicated team members have received the proper training that allows them to check your website accessibility.
For any website, the international market should be taken account of, particularly for online stores. Websites should therefore be made accessible on an international level.
No website is 100% accessible, it can only be established that it has a high level of accessibility, on a specific date and time. Still, website accessibility cannot be assured if a dedicated accessibility examination of the website is not performed.
Website accessibility is not only a social responsibility, it can also increase the number of users in a website. Accessible websites can attract more users. Some of the tools that can be used to make your website accessible are:
- text reader software,
- braille screen,
- navigation area tags and headlines,
- image content description,
- graphic codes for data,
- audio alternative to replace graphic codes,
- TH tables that read selected lines or columns,
- changing colors and adjustment to users’ needs,
- free third-party additives.
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Which sites need web accessibility?
Any website that provide services, such as public utilities sites or an online stores sites.
Why choose GEO-Media?
Because our sites work very well on the internet. We have proofs.
What does accessibility actually mean?
Implementation of technological elements in the website to replace hearing, seeing or other abilities, e.g., a software that narrates the content of images for people with visual impairment.
Who does web accessibility?
In GEO-Media, a special team, experienced in web accessibility related software and technology, provides this service for various websites.
What are the most important elements in an accessible website?
- use of images;
- textual description of images;
- content that relates to video or audio;
- use of relevant H1 headlines for each page;
- use of contrasted colors and background that can help people with visual impairments; and more.
How is website navigation made accessible?
It has to be made sure that the site can be used using a keyboard only; The TAB key needs to be used to switch between different elements on the page.
What is an accessibility declaration?
A declaration made by the owner of the website stating the various changes made on the website to make it accessible.
What are the features of an accessible website?
A screen reading software, browsing ability without use of a mouse and more.
Which is preferred: developing a new site or making the old site accessible?
If your website is old, it may be simpler for you to develop a new one instead of making the old one accessible.
How many sites are accessible today?
About 30% of websites are accessible as far as known.