There are some companies that will likely not even think about the issue of accessibility. They may assume that their company is already fully accessible, so it is no longer something to dwell on. They may have already had disabled toilets added to their offices, ramps installed at the entrance to their buildings, and wider aisles for wheelchair access. But while these are all positive steps to accessibility, there is a lot more to it than this and there are some, like accessiBe, who is making people aware and who are doing their part for change.
Living in the age of technology
Most of the companies that exist today have their own website up and running. Even those that may not have a couple of years ago, soon amended this when the Covid-19 pandemic struck, and business was forced online. For some businesses, it was a choice between closing down their business and shutting their doors for good or getting online and allowing their business to continue. Yes, even before, but especially during the pandemic, the internet has become a big part of our lives.
For those living with a disability, just having the internet may not be enough to allow them to enjoy its benefits. This can lead to feelings of frustration, disappointment, and a feeling of being excluded from things everyone else gets to enjoy. So, how can we change this?
Making websites accessible
It could seem like this is all a bit beyond us. After all, there are so many disabilities out there and the needs of each individual will vary. So how can you possibly help everyone who needs assistance to have an enjoyable experience when using your website? But it would only take a few small changes on your part, to make a big difference in the lives of others. In fact, one in four people in the United States alone is disabled. Just think how many people you could be helping by making your website accessible to all these ones.
How can this possibly be a small task for you when it is such a big thing to accomplish? Thankfully, the software has already been developed that will do the work for you. All you have to do is upload it to your website and let it get to work finding, and amending, any accessibility issues it comes across.
As you can see, with little effort from yourself, you can make a huge difference to the lives of so many others. This is absolutely the right thing to do, so if you haven’t already, get yourself an accessible website today.