Top Seven (7) Web Accessibility Tips

Top Seven (7) Web Accessibility Tips

When it comes to web accessibility, the disability community is often overlooked. Here are seven (7) features that will help improve your overall website accessibility.

Closed Captions (CC)

A feature that displays spoken text, a transcription of the audio portion of a program as it occurs. Closed Captions provides access to people who:

  • Are Hard of hearing or Deaf
  • Use English as a second language
  • Have learning disabilities
  • Listen in noisy or quiet environments


Transcripts are written text of an audio file. Transcripts ensure that everyone knows not only what is being said but has a full understanding of what is going on throughout the video.

This feature provides access to people who are:

  • Deaf/hard of hearing  
  • Blind/low vision

Audio Descriptions

Audio Descriptions are commentary and narration in between portions of spoken audio that describe the scene, characters and their actions, and any non-verbal yet relevant visual. Incorporating the description into the original video saves time and money.

This feature provides context for people who are:

  • Blind/low vision

Alternative Text (Alt Text)

A textual alternative to non-text content. Screen readers cannot read images unless Alt Text is provided.

This feature provides access to people who are:

  • Screen Reader Users/Blind/low vision

Accessible Hyperlinks

When there are links in a document, screen reader users can pull up a list of links embedded in the document. Ensure the link text describes where the link is going instead of only sharing the URL. 

This feature provides context for all users and people who are:

  • Screen Reader Users/Blind/low vision

Color Contrast

Color contrast is derived from the difference between two colors, such as for a font or image and it’s background.

Appropriate color contrast provides clear visual access to people with:

  • Low vision

Keyboard Accessibility

Keyboard Accessibility brings assurance that any online content can be reached using only a keyboard.

The ability to access online content using only a keyboard ensures better access to people who are:

  • Sighted keyboard users 
  • Screen reader users 

Equal Services

When visiting your website, these seven (7) features could impose barriers on people with disabilities if not implemented correctly. Take the next step in making your website welcoming to all users by contacting us at Wandke Consulting!