Web Accessibility a website for everyone to access and use

Objective of Web Accessibility Development is the need to allow everyone to use / read / look for information, products, or services on the specific website. Thus the web accessibility development that ensures the web usability of any group of people, portrays as an essential part.

Most people can easily use the mouse ‘Point and Click’ and go to desired content, or skip the undesirable content that they don’t want to see or listen. However, for people with disabilities or partial impaired, whether it's by birth, accident, or old age, these activities probably become a burden for them to access information, products, or services on the website.

People still awfully misunderstand the website that is developed for everyone to access, is a dull and dowdy website. But that's not true, web accessibility website still has the necessary and aesthetic features that any website should have, and has been carefully developed to be accessible by all groups of people.

Example of Web Accessibility Development
Alt Text: text replacement for description or explanation of the images / objects

A text that describes the image on the website is called ‘alt text’ or ‘alternative text’. This is an obvious example of web accessibility website because elements on the web page mostly contain pictures. But some people cannot see them or can see but cannot understand their meanings. Therefore, a text should be added to describe what information the images/pictures want to convey, such as <img alt="Microsoft" src="excel.png" />.

Alt Text is accessible by
  • Reading by the screen reader.
  • Displaying on the ‘text only’ browser.
  • Displaying on general browser when the images cannot be downloaded and displayed on the screen.
<Example of displaying ‘tooltip’.>
<Example of displaying when the image cannot be displayed or the image is inaccessible.>

Alt text not only displays the descriptive text for the disability people but offers benefits in terms of information for people from all groups as well, for example;

  • People who use mobile phones or portable devices that the images cannot be displayed.
  • People who have problems with the pictures, such as low-speed internet connection.
  • The benefit in terms of SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
Sunday, 3 July 2016