Chances are there are many things that can be done to make your site more accessible. It’s likely you know the list is long and you’re not sure where start or what may be possible. Take a deep breath: you’re in the right place. Partnering with the AKEA team will make all the difference. We strive to make your experience as painless as possible and to help you get your website to where you want it to be.
Looking at your existing site, you have probably already taken a moment to see where it could be improved. Even if you aren’t savvy in web design, you are a user of the web and you know what websites you like and why you like them.
As you work with the AKEA team, we will first begin to audit your site to assess what needs to be improved and added, to increase your visibility and accessibility. We’ll also ask you to consider your audience. Who are you trying to capture with an upgraded or a new site? Who are you hoping to make this site accessible to? What types of disabilities could affect someone’s user experience enough to not use your service, buy your product, or understand your messaging? And what can be done to address these issues?
Accessibility Factors Include Things Such As
Color Contrast and Color Blindness
Consider users who may be blind or are colorblind. The design team at AKEA will look to add appropriate captions to all pictures and adjust fonts and styling, being cognizant of color contrast standards. When you think about users living with cognitive disabilities, our AKEA experts will design a site that is easy to navigate and understand.
For those people living with physical disabilities, our designers know the site needs to be created with keyboard functionality, in addition to clear audio and video options. For those people with hearing disabilities, it’s important to add closed captions to any videos. And for the those users with vision impairments, consider the size of your text text.
These are just some of the examples of minor site updates that can have a big impact on functionality and accessibility.