There has been a lot of talk in the last few months about website accessibility and website compliance. But what are these things, and how do they affect your website? An accessible website is key to creating a great user experience for all of your website’s visitors. Web accessibility simply means that websites, tools, and online technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities or barriers can use them.
More specifically, it means that people can:
- perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web;
- that people can also contribute to the Web (ie. submit comments, use contact forms, participate in surveys, etc).
Web accessibility also benefits people without disabilities, for example:
- people using mobile devices, where screen sizes and views are varying;
- the aging population whose abilities are changing;
- temporary disabilities such as lost eyewear or broken arm or hand or an eye injury;
- situational limitations such as an environment where audio can’t be used, or bright sunlight effects on computer screens;
- slow or rural internet connection and limited bandwidth, that can affect loading time and browsing capabilities.
Approximately 20% of internet users have some sort of barrier or disability that inhibits full use of the internet. Whether it is ADHD, cognitive disabilities, vision impairment, epilepsy, or many other forms of web accessibility barriers, Organize That has committed to providing full website accessibility that meets AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) standards.
As an advocate for accessibility online, Organize That is proud to have an accessible and barrier-free website. Websites and web tools that are properly designed and coded, as well as accessibility widgets that are added to websites, will allow people with disabilities to be able to use them. We recognize that by making our website accessible, it will benefit individuals and businesses, and we can reach our audience fully, allowing anyone and everyone to navigate our website and get the help that they need to access the organizational services and support that we provide.
The World Wide Web is fundamentally designed to work for all people, whatever their hardware, software, language, location, or ability. Organize That is a disability advocate and proudly supports our audience by providing a fully accessible website. We look forward to being able to help you organize your living space and your life!