In web development, the saying “The only constant is change” seems to be industry-defining. Web development is changing every second and 2018 will be no different.
User expectations are growing and it is more important than ever to build digital experiences that are engaging, fun, and intuitive. Content needs to be accessible everywhere, in real-time, and, of course, on mobile devices.
People, and especially investors, are taking more consideration to develop their brand names so that they want their websites and social networks to be more accessible high ranked and followed by customers on the social media market .
These are some tips for Making Your Website Accessible:
1/ Choose a content management system that supports accessibility:
There are many content management systems available to help you build your website. Common examples include Drupal and WordPress, but there are many other options available.
Once you’ve chosen a CMS that suits your needs, make sure to choose a theme/template that is accessible. Consult the theme’s documentation for notes on accessibility and tips for creating accessible content and layouts for that theme
2/Use headings correctly to organize your content:
Screen reader users can use heading structure to navigate content. By using headings (<h1>, <h2>, etc.) correctly and strategically, the content of your website will be well-organized and easily interpreted by screen readers.
Be sure to adhere to the correct order of headings, and separate presentation from structure by using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Do not pick a header just because it looks good visually (which can confuse screen reader users); instead, create a new CSS class to style your text.
3/Include proper alt text for images:
Alt text should be provided for images, so that screen reader users can understand the message conveyed by the use of images on the page. This is especially important for informative images (such as infographics). When creating the alt text, the text should contain the message you wish to convey through that image, and if the image includes text, that text should also be included in the alt.
4. Give your links unique and descriptive names:
When including links in your content, use text that properly describes where the link will go. Using “click here” is not considered descriptive, and is ineffective for a screen reader user.
Just like sighted users scan the page for linked text, visually-impaired users can use their screen readers to scan for links. As a result, screen reader users often do not read the link within the context of the rest of the page. Using descriptive text properly explains the context of links to the screen reader user.
Finally, if you would like to attract more followers to your website or social networks, it should be attractive and has valuable content well presented and organised in order to attract people.