What is Accessibility? - XSitePro Website Design

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Accessibility is a term applied to the process of making your Web site content accessible to all visitors, whether they have any kind of impairment or not. It is of course very important that your site caters for all visitors wherever possible, and so XSitePro helps you identify and remove unnecessary obstacles for impaired visitors, to ensure that their enjoyment of your site is the same as unimpaired visitors.

 

With many governmental institutions as well as corporations now requiring that accessibility be a key feature of the modern Web site, you cannot afford to ignore it when designing and building your site.

 

The kinds of things that XSitePro will alert you to include:

 

 

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Possible Color contrast issues (text and fills/highlights)

 

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Possible Font Size issues (fonts used that are too small/large)

 

3.

Possible Table issues (titles/labels/headings)

 

4.

Possible Form issues (labels/script-use/drop-downs/tab-order)

 

5.

Links opening in New Windows (descriptive link text)

 

6.

Possible Audio/Video Element issues (visual alternatives/playback controls)

 

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Possible Scripting issues (actions/controls)

 

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Possible Flash issues (screen-reader issues)

 

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Missing Headings (poor page content structure)

 

10.

Missing Alt-tags (images without descriptive tags)

 

11.

Possible link text issues (non-descriptive link text)

 

 

In prompting you to check (and resolve) any possible issues identified with the elements above, XSitePro helps you to create perfectly accessible pages that will be enjoyed by all your site's visitors.

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