It’s estimated that 22 percent of adult Americans have at least one disability. From mobility issues to visual impairments, disabilities can create significant challenges in accessing the internet.
If you have decided to start a new website or redesign your current one, one of the most important is ensuring it complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
It’s not just the ADA that business owners need to be cautious, it’s users. Don’t get caught like Dominos when the Supreme Court ruled against them for being inaccessible to a blind man.
Pay Attention to These Aspects:
1. Keyboard Navigation Should be Enabled
2. Always include descriptions for images. Alt Tags
This tells someone what the image is, including Search Engines, so it’s great for SEO.
3. Test all forms on your website.
Make sure all the fields have text identifiers.
4. Eliminate or adjust time-constrained elements.
If you are using keyboard navigation you may need more time, so don’t let their order time out!
5. Simplify the visuals on your website.
Many reports have issues with shadows, not enough definition, no color contrast, too much information.
6. Provide alternatives to audio and video content.
Think Captioning, Sign Language, Audio transcript.
7. Avoid content that could trigger seizures or other physical reactions.
Make sure there aren’t any flashes of more than three times per second.
Want to Test Your Site?
Getting exposure on the Internet doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive. We provide Internet Visibility Insights to see just how your Brand is being received on the Internet. With this information you wil be able to adjust your Marketing efforts and dial-in on the keywords you are looking to be found for.
Optimizing your Google My Business profile and Knowledge Panel is #1 and then we sync your data to Google to provide confidence to the Search Engines so they will show your stuff (your assets like your website :-)) on the Internet!
Is Your Google My Business Optimized?
Go to your Browser Incognito Window: Type in your business name and location and see what other’s see when they search for your business. Type in https://scan.wellmanworks.com and let me know what you find!
Vickie Christensen of Wellman Works Ltd. in Cameron Park, specializes in getting your business found on the Internet. I use my wealth of knowledge in the technical and marketing field earned over the last 30 plus years. I love working with businesses and making them more successful because that makes our community stronger.
Years of digging in and looking for the solutions that big companies can afford brought me, as a small business here. What I’ve spent years studying and applying to my own businesses are available to you.
Internet Visibility and Brand – you have found the person that listens and understands and will help you understand. It is my mission to give the opportunity that large companies have to your business and to promote the ethics of the Rotary 4-Way Test: In all things we do and say; Is it the Truth, Is it fair to all concerned, Will it build good will and better friendships, and Will it be beneficial to all concerned.
I look forward to hearing from you and discovering how I can best help you. Please call or text me at 916-835-5704 or make a quick call appt. at https://meetwithvickie.com email at: firstname.lastname@example.org