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 2.1.

In the UK and the EU, this is the latest standard required of all public sector websites by September 2020.

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