Not to be confused with usability which is used to describe how easily an entity (e.g., device, user interface) can be used by any type of user. This aspect of accessibility specifically asserts that designs should be usable by people of diverse abilities, without special adaptation or modification. As time went on, it was clear that many required adaptation could benefit everyone.

How I made my website design accessible:

Using W3C Consortium, accessibility took into consideration barriers on the web for disabilities.

WCAG 2.0 principles

My website design was premised on 4 traits, is it: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust?

WCAG 2.0 (Principle 1)
Text Alternatives: Text alternatives for any non-text content was provided.
Adaptability: Content was presented in a simple layout without losing structure.
Distinguishable: website design employed made it easy for users to see content by separating foreground from background.
Time-based Media: Alternatives for time-based media was provided.
Screen reader and keyboard users made aware which link is currently in focus in the navigation menu through highlighting.

WCAG 2.0 (Principle 2)
Keyboard Accessible: website made functionality available from a keyboard.
Seizures: website did not make use of content in a way that is known to cause seizures.
Navigable: website provided ways to help users navigate content easily.
Accessible Slide show: People browsing the website with screen readers would be able understand where they are and how to navigate between carousel items.
Users who are distracted by movement would be able to pause the slide sow while reading the website.

WCAG 2.0 (Principle 3)
Readable: website made text readable and understandable.
Predictable:website’s web pages would operate in a predictable manner.

All in all, I think I made some progress, but there is more to be done.


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