7 Things You Can Do to Make Your Website More Accessible
Website accessibility ensures that all users, including people with disabilities, can understand and engage with the information on your website. Taking the time to analyze and update your website will provide users a pleasant experience. While some things require knowledge of coding, this article will focus on the top issues TwoSix Digital sees regularly and provide solutions that anyone with abilities can easily accomplish. Below are the 7 things you can do to make your website more accessible.
1.) Avoid “Click Here” (User-Friendly Link Text)
2.) Don’t Link to PDFs
4.) Font Size & Type
5.) Alternative Text on Images (Add Descriptions)
Images provide lots of benefits on websites from catching someone’s attention or triggering an emotion. For those with visual impairments, it’s imperative to ensure you have alt text descriptions on so they can understand what is happening in the image. Be as detailed as possible in the description for the alt text. There are plenty of other benefits of alt text, such as SEO improvements. When a page is loading slowly, alt text will display where the image is supposed to be and explain what’s supposed to be there.
Below is a good and bad example of alt text descriptions for this photo. Note how the more specific one will enhance your SEO.
Bad: “Baseball player hitting a ball at a baseball field.”
Good: “Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers batting at home plate at Comerica Park.”