Part 1: How to Conduct a Basic Accessibility Audit on Your Site : Adobe Team

Part 1: Visual Accessibility and Manual Code Inspection

Accessibility is really important: Accessibility benefits everyone. By paying attention to accessibility you will improve the UX of your site for all of your users.Making sure your site is accessible expands your customer base. People with a range of disabilities make up a significant portion of the buying power.It’s the right thing to do – designing and developing with an eye to inclusivity means that we value and respect all users and people equally.

There are legal imperatives. More and more legislation is coming into play that mandates accessibility, particularly in the transportation and technology sectors.

It can seem overwhelming, but there are a few simple things you can do to evaluate your site’s accessibility. Many different types of people need to use the web. Not everyone is using technology in the same way. It is crucial to design for a range of abilities and assistive technologies, to make sure that people do not experience barriers to using your site.Web accessibility is a deep and important topic,  and there are people and companies who specialise in it. The WCAG 2.0 guidelines are considered the industry standard in accessibility, but these can feel overwhelming! Each guideline has three levels of success criteria, A, AA and AAA. The level of compliance that is legally required varies depending on where you are based and the sector.

As a rule of thumb for getting started, aim for level AA. For this post, let’s look at some of the easy ways to get started with some basic accessibility auditing on the sites you design and develop.

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