To ensure you provide the best possible experience to all your users, we are careful to build your Trilobyte Digital website to be compliant with content accessibility guidelines.
We believe that you should be able to reach every member of your audience in an appropriate way, so make sure every website we build complies with the recognised standards for website accessibility. The web is a vast place that is designed to work for everyone regardless of their location, language or culture, age, what software or hardware they use, and what their mental or physical state might be.
The web content accessibility guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) have been designed to ensure the web achieves that goal. By implementing our sites to be compliant with the WCAG 2.0 at AA level, we are committing to removing barriers that prevent people from accessing the web.
The more accessible websites there are online, the easier it will be to provide equal opportunity and equal access to people with different abilities. In fact, access to the web is considered a basic human right by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This applies not only to people with disabilities, but others such as those who live in developing countries, rural areas, as well as elderly people.
While it may seem that implementing accessibility is a mere noble cause, it is certainly more than that. We are committed to delivering the best service to our clients, so we want you to appreciate the positive effects having an accessible website will have on your business.
Accessible websites come with a number of benefits, including better audience reach, lower maintenance cost, and better search results. This is not surprising, considering that accessibility overlaps with web design best practices, such as Search Engine Optimisation, design for older users, multimodal interaction usability, device independence, as well as mobile web design.
Not only will we ensure your website is built to be accessible, but also that it will be easy for you to add accessible content along the way. We will make sure all images on your website come with descriptive alt text, to make them accessible to those who may be using a screen reader to navigate your website. They will also be accessible to users in rural areas, who may need to turn off images to speed download or those who have turned off images on their browsers to limit bandwidth charges.
Also, we will make sure your website is fully accessible via keyboard input, so that users who are unable to use a mouse can navigate it.
We understand that your website may be used to process personal data of some sort, so we are careful to build you a solution that complies with any legal requirements, including the Data Protection Act 1998.
If you have any further questions regarding what standards we comply to, please contact us.