Website accessibility is something I’ve shared a lot about. We’ve written about it on the GreenMellen blog, devoted a podcast episode to it, and there are a handful of posts on here as well. Polishing up the accessibility of your website is a great thing, and makes it so all users can consume the content on your site.
However, when we talk about making websites more accessible, most people think about making it accessible for “those other people that need it“. That’s true much of the time, but we’ve all had accessibility concerns to various degrees of the years.
The image below from Microsoft shows that we all have situations come up where accessibility is important.
We tend to think of accessibility in the “permanent” column, which is potentially the most important, but I think all of us have been in multiple situations in the “temporary” and “situational” columns where properly accessible websites have been a benefit to us.
Making your website fully accessible is a great way to help rank higher on Google and avoid lawsuits, but the best benefit is making so that all of your visitors can consume your content, regardless of any type of accessibility issue that they might have.
If you need help with this on your site, certainly feel free to reach out to us.