Make your website accessible through an Accessible Website Audit

For many disabled people, the internet is a vital tool for them to communicate and connect with the world. But is your website accessible to the disabled community? Things like lack of alt text on images, small font sizes and contrast sensitivity greatly impact a disabled person’s ability to use a website. 

As a business owner, it makes sense to make your website as accessible to as many people as possible. Find out how accessible your website is by running an accessible website audit today.

What are accessible websites?

An accessible website is one that can be successfully navigated by any user that visits it – including disabled people. Accessible websites should have the ability to adjust text sizes and formats to make them readable by people with partial or total blindness. They should have subtitles and captions for people with hearing impairments and the ability to adjust the contrast and background for people with neurodivergent conditions. Without these options, your website won’t be considered an accessible website. 

What is an accessible website audit?

An accessible website audit is a way to test website accessibility by identifying potential barriers – which are not just limited to the examples above, there are many other factors that need to be considered. Disabled experts will thoroughly examine and test each component of your existing web design to determine whether or not it is accessible. Once the accessible website audit has been completed, they will draft a report indicating key areas for improvement and how you can get started.

Accessible website audits

Accessible website audits

What are the benefits of web accessibility testing?

Accessible web design benefits both you and your visitors. Being able to navigate a site as a disabled person, either independently or by using assistive technology such as screen readers or text-to-word apps and plug-ins, promotes inclusivity and helps to empower your users, increasing their independence and allowing you to generate more revenue.

From a business perspective, accessible websites are essential for growing and promoting your brand. Recent statistics from Scope indicate that there are 14.6 million people in the UK with disabilities (around 21% of the population) and that’s not including people with minor impairments, such as undiagnosed hearing and vision difficulties. Website accessibility for all should be a priority for all forward-thinking business owners.

Arrange an Accessible Website Audit

Open up a world of opportunity for your business by making your website accessible to the disabled community.

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What happens next?

An accessible website audit is the all-important first step towards making your website fully inclusive. Once we have completed our audit we will follow up with an in-depth auditor’s report detailing the various barriers between your site and your disabled visitors. Alongside your report, we’ll provide you with bespoke recommendations on how to resolve the issues and maximise engagement with your disabled visitors.

Start your web accessibility testing today

Here at Access Rating, we test website accessibility for businesses across the UK. No matter how big or small your website is, taking the first step towards greater accessibility is a decision that will pay for itself time and time again.

Our experienced auditors will perform a detailed check of your website and provide you with all the information and advice you need to move forward. Give the team a call today on 0116 277 9055 or complete the form below for more information or to arrange a free consultation.

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