What is “accessibility”?
Accessibility is the practice of making your website usable by everyone, regardless of ability or disability. It is about inclusion, no matter what a user’s circumstance.
When most people think of accessibility, they think of disability. But accessibility is more of a continuum.
Let’s take an example.
A user with low vision may have trouble reading low-contrast text on a web page. A user on a mobile device in bright sunlight would have the same issue.
The solution for both scenarios (increase the color contrast) is the same.
Silktide looks at how accessible a website is. We measure against the latest international standard for web accessibility, WCAG 2.2.
In the UK and the EU, this is the latest standard required of all public sector websites by September 2020.
- Frequently asked questions
- Who are Silktide
- What is the Silktide Index?
- How does the Index work?
- How does Silktide choose which pages are tested?
- How accurate are the results?
- Do monthly report results replace the previous month's results?
- Why has my score changed when my website hasn't?
- Can I increase the number of pages tested or test more often?
- How can Socitm members access their free monthly report?
- How do I unlock more recommendations?
- What are the WCAG compliance levels?
- What do I get if I become a paying Silktide customer?
- If I score 100%, am I fully accessible?
- When does the Index report run?
- Will you test my website mid-month?
- How do I add my website to the Silktide Index?
- Why is my website marked as 'not tested'?
- Why Silktide Index scoring changed in 2023
- Why Silktide Index scoring doesn’t match your paid Silktide scoring