You likely already know the importance of having an accessible brick and mortar store for individuals with disabilities. However, how much thought have you put into how accessible your website is for potential customers that may have disabilities? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), not only covers real world applications but is applicable to your digital presence as well. To help combat the growing problem of inaccessible websites, Tulsa web design provider Skynet Solutions takes special care when during your website development to ensure any visitors to your website are able to easily navigate it and find the information or products they are looking for.
It is important to remember that not every visitor you receive uses the same browser and several devices and tools can be utilized for individuals with disabilities. While ADA compliance standards for websites are vague, legislation is constantly being retooled to include the criteria necessary for a website to be considered compliant. Even now, several website operators have been faced with lawsuits because their website was not accessible to a particular disability, making attention to detail critical. At Skynet Solutions, we implement industry standard ADA compliance with our Tulsa web design services to help ensure your website is ready for upcoming changes.
What Steps Can Be Taken For ADA Compliance?
At Skynet Solutions, we are familiar with current ADA compliance rules and have implemented them into several Tulsa web design projects. Much like brick-and-mortar stores require certain adjustments to be compliant, websites too have similar needs. Here are some of the requirements for an ADA compliant website: Scalable Text – To be considered ADA Compliant, your website must offer scalable text for vision impaired visitors. Our Tulsa web design services will provide this functionality on your website the ensure text can be magnified to meet this compliance standard.
Photo and Video Concerns
For visually impaired visitors using a screen reader, it is important to provide functional descriptions for any images that appear on your website. Likewise, any videos that are available on your website should include an audio description or transcripts for individuals with a hearing impairment. Keyboard Navigation – Keyboard navigation for your website is important for individuals with disabilities that don’t allow them to use a traditional mouse for interaction. For this reason, having a website that can be navigated with a keyboard only is crucial.
Why Skynet Solutions for Tulsa Website Design?
Skynet Solutions is committed to providing the best web design services for Tulsa and all of Oklahoma. If you are ready to expand your web presence, redesign your existing website or enhance your digital marketing, we are here to help. You can fill out our contact form to get started today. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn!