Using Technologies Wisely To Build More Accessible Websites

Each website has an optimal design that fits perfectly to its thematic, requirements and visitors' type. For example, a web site offering e-cards will certainly need to catch the visitors' eyes, using images, animations and interactivity, while a site dedicated to science, teaching or investigation may not need any of those to show up their information and content .

The amount of animation or interactivity will certainly affect the accessibility of the web page given that the technologies used to provide this type of content are typically not supported by user agents or many times not designed for people with disabilities. To consider how many people you could be letting behind I will base my study on the statistics of this site (HTMLQuick.com) which is completely accessible and provides a lot of textual information.

To look at some round numbers I will say that if the content of the site … Read More