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Web Accessibility

Pursuing web accessibility is an active decision companies, charities, and individuals make to remove online barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites, by people with disabilities.

Sites are designed, developed, and maintained with accessibility in mind provide equal access to information and functionality resulting in increased access to audience, a reduced change of litigation, and a general sense of doing ‘the right thing’.

Take a look at your website and think about who can’t perceive, operate, and understand it. Let’s talk about how to fix that! Drop us an email at theaccessibleweb@marchburndesign.com to discuss a workshop, consulting, or just to chat.


Resources for Accessible Content Creation

The following documents have been created as supplements to our Accessible Web Content Workshop targeted at those in organizations tasked with content-creation. Some overlaps with accessible design and accessible development (how pages are built) but a large part of making your website accessible is related to the content. These handouts reference WCAG 2.0 compliance standards which roughly overlap with 508 regulations.

Web Accessibility and Color
Web Accessibility, Language, and Structure
Web Accessibility and Links
Web Accessibility and Data Tables
Web Accessibility and Maps
Web Accessibility and Forms

Providing Alternate Content for Images

If you have been told that you HAVE to have an alt tag attribute for every image on your website to be accessible, you have been misinformed. You only need to include an alt tag if the information if the meaning of the image has not been presented as real text already and if it serves a purpose. We have developed an tool that will help you determine when to use an alt tag and to help you decide what to include within that alt tag. Check out the Alt Tag Decision Tree Tool (still under development) and see if it helps you work through your content project.

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