7 Tips for Making Your Website ADA Accessible
If CDC stats are anything to go by, 26% of American adults live with a disability of some kind. This translates to 61 million people. It gets even more shocking; for every four people in the United States, one is disabled. On the global scale, 15% of the population or one billion people on the planet have some kind of disability according to World Bank.
Do these numbers have to do with anything? A lot, actually. If you have a website, it means you have to find ways of making it accessible to all. The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) is dead serious about making sure that people with disabilities can access websites with ease. If you want to pass the website accessibility audit, you have no option than to make your site ADA compliant. Here are 7 tips for success.
Add Descriptions For Images
If you are using an informative image like an infographic, this tip is particularly very important. The alt text should describe what the image is all about briefly. When a purblind individual visits your site, they should be able to read and understand the image from the alternative text. Make it clear, short, and sweet.
Easy Navigation Is A Must
Users who cannot use the mouse or those that cannot see the screen can utilize the keyboard to access the site. Ensure that the entire site can be navigated using the keyboard’s spacebar, escape key, enter key, tab key, and arrow keys.
Use Contrast To Your Advantage
A dark background to the text makes sure that the text is visible enough. For instance, if you have an image with a lot of greys and whites, you can use white text only if the background is a darker colour like black, red, or green.
The Content Management System Matters
Organize Your Content
Make All Forms Accessible
Get your basics right
It is critical to grasp the basics of a programming language to get to the next level. So, spend time on getting the basics right and study them thoroughly. Even if you feel like you know them, practice them over and over.
Write simple algorithms
There is always a simple way to do complex things. Even if you have to write a long algorithm, try writing it in a simple way. The complex algorithms can be used when you are really through the entire course. Practice writing simple algorithms and then combining them to perform functions.
It is a common misconception that learning language and coding has to be performed on the computer and you have to only learn the syntaxes and modules etc. But that is incorrect. You have to give attention to theory too.
Read through the language evolvement and also the theory about the codes and the syntaxes. This in-depth knowledge will provide you with better insights into the course. Thus when you know the background of a particular thing, it is easier to put the thing in use.
Practice a lot
Make this practice fun by assigning tasks to yourself and try achieving the goal. Coding is fun if you know how to be innovative. Replace functions to see if you get the same or different output. This will not only help you score good marks but will really help you when you step out into the coding world professionally.
Never refrain from asking for help when you are stuck somewhere. Plus, there is so much help available online that is absolutely free. Your group of friends can come together making the learning process easy and fun.
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