Website accessibility standards ensure websites are offering an inclusive experience. That is, going to reasonable lengths to ensure people with differing abilities can use and interact with your website, emails, apps and other digital experiences.
Ensuring your website and all digital experiences meet accessibility standards reflects positively on your business. There are also legal requirements that businesses and organizations must comply with.
Learn more about Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability (AODA) standards apply to businesses operating in Ontario, Canada.
WCAG and ISO/IEC 40500:2012. ISO/IEC 40500
Learn more about Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) and ISO/IEC 40500:2012. ISO/IEC 40500 is an international standard from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
What is Website Content Accessibility?
In the physical world, there are standards that businesses and all public facilities must follow to give equal access to customers with differing abilities. Examples would be having wheelchair ramps, minimum widths for building doorways, etc.
Examples of issues affecting website accessibility may include:
- Ability to read, hear or see web content in the absence of text alternatives
- Ability to navigate a website using only keyboard commands
- Ability to distinguish colours
- Avoidance of flashing animations or videos which may cause seizures
- Average reading level