Not everyone interacts with websites in the same way, for a lot of people their use of the web is hampered by disability. Understanding how blindness, partial sight or colour blindness, deafness, cognitive or motor impairment effects how people use the internet is essential to developing accessible websites.
The web gives unparalleled access to information for millions of people around the world. It is a first port of call for information, news, shopping, education, communication and entertainment.
For many people though access to websites is limited by their ability. Visitors with disabilities can face many barriers including low contrast text, content displayed as images, unusable navigation, videos without captions or silence from screen readers.
At Vision Thing we believe in an open web that everyone can access no matter what their location, background or ability. Which is why we put accessibility at the heart of our website design and development process
For us Accessibility isn't just another box to be ticked off when testing a website it is at the core of our design and development process. We actively work to remove any barriers that prevent interaction with our websites.
From initial planning, through design and development to user testing we constantly evaluate how accessible a website is and how we can improve it.
The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.Tim Berners-Lee