Website accessibility is designing and developing websites in a way that ensures equal access and usability for all individuals, regardless of their physical or cognitive abilities. It involves meeting the four key web accessibility principles POUR:
- Perceivable: ensuring content can be perceived through at least one of the main senses (sight, sound and touch)
- Operable: ensuring that all website features function no matter what the input device is (keyboard, mouse, screen reader etc.)
- Understandable: ensuring navigation and content is consistent so all users can make their way around the site
- Robust: ensuring that websites can be used by a wide variety of users across different technology and browsers
These are the main areas I examine to ensure all of my websites reach high website accessibility standards.
My website blog "Unlocking the full potential of your website: six proven ways to improve accessibility
" shows six simple steps to meeting website accessibility standards.