Sunday, July 14, 2013

Aim for a User Friendly Websites!

Statistics shows that in United States, 54 million people are disabled, constituting 18.7% of the entire population according to the 2005 report from the United States Census Bureau.

Not to mention those disabled persons outside the State, based on the United Nations Statistics Division. Clearly, that means that there are still potential clients out there that need to be promptly addressed and considered. More clients mean more business. Web design companies should greatly consider these things and pour more of their time in developing web accessibility. 

Understanding the different types of disabilities can help web developers and designers to further improve and enable experts to customize website accessibility with ease and accuracy. Web designers continue to address these types of impairments sub-divided into three classifications:

• Visual impairments – includes persons who are blind, color blind, and with poor eyesight.

• Mobility/Physical impairment – persons with difficulty or inability to use
certain and various parts of the body. Consists mostly of people with muscular
dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy and stroke.

• Hearing/Auditory impairment – persons who are deaf or partially deaf.  

By addressing these impairments, improvements of websites can be attained such as:

• Graphic designs - specially crafted for color blind persons, clickable large texts for people with poor eyesight and mobility impairments. By arranging colors for the color blind and fonts big enough for those who have mobility issues like those with epilepsy web accessibility and increase in revenue is attained since the most common web visitors with disabilities are these types.

• Auditory customized - for blind and hearing impaired persons, auditory
customized websites would be excellent. Use other alternatives on products or
services that are ear-catching preferably happy themed and artistic melody that relaxes their moods.  Making a friendlier website will definitely rank high, a basic SEO tactic that still works up until now.

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