In order for your web or mobile app to be accessible, the audience needs to be factored into the design and development.
- people with sight loss, low vision or who use a screen reader
- those with colour deficiencies or colour blindness people with hearing loss or who are deaf
- those with limited dexterity
- those with learning difficulties, like dyslexia, those who are autistic or have ADHD
What are the four principles of content accessibility (POUR)?
- touch The content on your website needs to be perceivable to at least one of the senses.
There are many different ways that people might interact with your website.
- keyboard navigation
- screen reader
- speech recognition software.
People with dyslexia can struggle with reading and lots of text. Others on the autism spectrum, can struggle with metaphorical and figurative language.
A general guide
- shorter sentences, Hemingway App can help
- remove jargon or complex language
- break up long paragraphs
- headings to break up long pages
- short bullet points
Is your website built in a way that is compatible with the technology of your audience? Can visually impaired people use a screen reader to access the content on your website?