Ensuring that your website is accessible by everyone means that you are inclusive and your website provides a great experience for everyone.
Accessibility isn't just about making your website accessible to people with disabilities, it is about making your website accessible to everyone. Accessibility ensure you put good web design principles that will increase your audience and keep them on your website longer. Accessible web design can be navigated, read and used by everyone, irrespective of their location, experience or device used.
As part of our accessibility audit, we use automated tools combined with manual testing. Automated tools cannot give the whole accessibility answer, but they are a good start. A human is required to determine the actual issues and how they can be resolved. A detailed accessibility audit report provides the answers on how to make your inaccessible website compliant.
- Always add alt text to images
- Use ARIA landmarks in page code
- Enhance focus with colour & styles
- Use h1-h4 sequentially
- Identify table headers
- Identify mandatory form fields
- Do not use "click here" or "more"
- Use captions in tables
- Remove any instances of tabindex
- Validate your HTML
Accessibility in Australia
- Government websites must be accessible
- Government websites must meet WCA 2.0 Level A guidelines by Dec 2012
- Government websites must meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines by Dec 2014
- Archived content must be identified
- Government websites must offer alternative means of contact and help if not accessible
- Identifies violations to Section 508 and W3C WCAG 2.0 guidelines
- Detailed analysis of sample pages in your website or application
- Lists best practices and outlines issues that need resolution
- Provide recommendations & code examples to meet accesibility
- Prioritises issues, shows how to be compliant and estimates development effort