Your Website Can be More Accessible: Simple Ways to Evaluate and Improve Your Site’s Accessibility

The internet should be for everyone. But too often accessibility for users and admins with disabilities is an afterthought. Accessibility doesn’t have to be hard. It can be as simple as changing the colors and fonts you use, or labeling and arranging your content better.

Design for accessibility means considering people with low vision or hearing loss, older adults, and people with injuries. Accessibility for people with disabilities can also benefit people with slower internet connections or those who only have phones.

Your site can be more accessible, whether you are redesigning or retrofitting it.

In this session, we’ll discuss:

  • What web accessibility means, and why it’s so important
  • How to test your website for accessibility
  • Easy wins to help make your website more accessible

We will cover:

  • In-house assessment tools to self-evaluate your site’s accessibility
  • Organizations that can audit your site by actual people with disabilities, including examples of site audit outputs
  • If you are retrofitting: easy accessibility wins (alt tags, color contrast, focus states, and more)
  • If you are redesigning: how to get loads of built-in accessibility from the start
  • Accessibility for mobile

We’ll also present retrofitting and initial build case studies with organizations. There will be time after the presentation for group discussion and Q&A.