Making your website accessible to everyone can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. In this blog post, we will discuss some simple ways that you can make your website more inclusive for people with disabilities. WAVE is a great tool for testing the accessibility of your website, and we will show you how to use it. We will also provide some tips on making your website more user-friendly for all visitors by using tools such as accessiBe and others. Finally, we will provide some final thoughts on making your website more accessible.
What is WAVE?
WAVE is a web accessibility evaluation tool developed by WebAIM. It allows users to evaluate web content for accessibility issues within the WAVE interface. The WAVE toolbar highlights potential accessibility issues in pages as they are loaded and provides information about those issues when they are clicked.
How to Use WAVE
To use WAVE, simply navigate to the WAVE website and enter the URL of the page you wish to test into the “Enter a URL” field. Once the page has loaded, WAVE will highlight any potential accessibility issues it finds. You can click on any issue to get more information about it.
Making Your Website More Inclusive
There are many ways to make your website more inclusive for people with disabilities. Below are some tips on how to make your website more accessible:
Use easy to read fonts
Using easy-to-read fonts can make your website more accessible for people with reading disabilities. Some fonts that are easy to read include Arial, Verdana, and Tahoma.
Make sure the text is large enough to read
Making sure the text on your website is large enough to read can be helpful for people with vision impairments. You can use the “Text Size” feature in your web browser to increase the size of the text on your website.
Use high contrast colors
Using high contrast colors can make your website more accessible for people with vision impairments. You can use the “High Contrast” feature in your web browser to change the colors of your website.
Add alt text to images
Adding alternate text (alt-text) to images can be helpful for people who are blind or have low vision. Alt-text is a description of an image displayed if the image cannot be displayed.
Use headings and lists
Using headings and lists can help people with disabilities navigate your website. Headings provide a way to organize content, and lists can make it easier to understand information.
Other FAQs About Making Your Website More Inclusive
Q: What other tools can I use to make my website more accessible?
A: Many tools can help you make your website more accessible. These tools include the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) accessibility guidelines, the Section 50eight Standards, and the World Wide Web Consortium (WG) accessibility guidelines.
Q: How can I test my website for accessibility?
A: There are many ways to test your website for accessibility. One way is to use the WAVE tool, which we discussed earlier. Another way is to use the Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAET), a free online tool that evaluates web pages for accessibility issues.