Accessibility = Usable without modification, by as many people as possible
Accessibility benefits everyone! This is why the design approach I took on my blog is to consider all users regardless of their physical or technical abilities. There are four characteristics to accessible websites, allow me to explain how these were applied to my design blog, not only when access on computers but on mobility devices as well:
- Perceptibility – I’ve incorporated the use of redundant coding methods such as ALT Text and ALT Tags for Images. Position of controls and information can be perceived by users who are sitting or standing.
- Operability – Applied good affordances (ability to undo or go back). Position of controls and information can be perceived by users who are sitting or standing.
- Simplicity – KISS (Keep it Simple Smarty) Both in design and language. Blog takes a conversational approaching at a level accommodate a large audience.
- Forgiveness – Very user friendly, always option to go back and a fixed sidebar to assist with navigation & consistency.
As I continue developing the design blog, I will cross reference with the Web Accessibility Guidelines – W3C website and complete the Disability Accommodation checklist to keep the site accessibly.