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accessibility in web design

accessible code - 508, WAI

Do you understand the difference between making a website user-friendly versus making it accessible? While many people are concerned about making their websites easy for the average user to navigate, it is also important to make it accessible to those with disabilities. In here lies the difference between usability and accessibility. Not only is it important to make your website accessible in order to more effectively reach everyone in your target market, it also ensures you are in compliance with laws such as Section 508. When you hire PlanMySite to fulfill your web design and development needs, you don't have to worry about whether or not your site is accessible to all users - we'll take care of everything for you.

Making certain your website is accessible to all users isn't just about reaching everyone in your target market - it's the law with certain types of websites. Even if your website isn't one of those sites, it is still in your best interest to create a website that meets the needs of all users. This way, you will be prepared for potential future legal requirements while also doing everything possible to reach every person within your target market.

We Make Certain Your Site is Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities

When it comes to adhering to Section 508 guidelines and making your site WAI validated, PlanMySite has the expertise necessary to get the job done.

Remember, creating a website that can be understood and navigated by people with disabilities is essential for the success of your site.

As the population ages, elderly individuals who are interested in surfing the Web need to have special accommodations, as do those with visual, physical, cognitive, speech, auditory and neurological disabilities. Literally millions of people have disabilities that affect their ability to use the Internet. With the help of PlanMySite, you can reach these individuals without having a negative impact on your other users. In fact, focusing on accessibility can make your site more accessible to those without disabilities as well as to those who are temporarily disabled due to injury or illness.

When you trust PlanMySite to design and develop your website, you can count on us to create a site that flexible. As a result, your site will be able to meet the needs and preferences of all of your target audience rather than just a core group of individuals.

We Abide by WAI Guidelines in Order to Provide Your Visitors with the Best Experience Possible

In our efforts to make your website accessible to everyone within your target market, we are pleased to follow the guidelines that have been established by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

These guidelines are considered to be the international standard when it comes to Web accessibility. By creating your website with XHTML and following other WAI guidelines when developing your website, it is far easier to make your site accessible now than it is to try to change it to be more accessible at a later date.

The bottom line is that it is important to create a website that is accessible to all users when creating a new design. This way, you will be able to more effectively reach all of your target market while also being properly prepared for future changes that you might need to make on your site. Contact Us today to get started with creating an accessible website for your business or organization.

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