5 easy tips for making your website accessible

At Inclusight, we give a voice to people with disabilities. We have heard their feedback about their frustrations when browsing the web. As a result, Inclusight made a list of 5 easy strategies that you should implement to make sure everybody can access your website today.

Juliette holding a paper where "Accessibility Act" is written

Tip#1: Write clear and simple content

Unclear or confusing writing is an accessibility barrier for people with reading disorders or cognitive disabilities. Use simple, straightforward language in the active voice. Avoid acronyms and abbreviations. Write short sentences. If you are putting a lot of text onto your website, break it into smaller paragraphs.

Tip#2: Never use grey text on a white background

The use of color can enhance comprehension, but not rely on color alone to convey meaning. That information may not be available to a person who is colorblind. Sites with low color contrast can be difficult to read for people with low vision . Avoid bad color combinations such as blue links on black backgrounds, red text on green backgrounds. It is recommended to use black text on a white background.

Tip#3: Avoid “click here” links

Give your links unique names and use text that properly describes where the link points to.

Tip#4: Do not write in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

Capitalizing all letters in a word or sentence can be visually difficult to read. It causes a screen reader to read each individual letter instead of the word.

Tip#5 Avoid captcha

Captchas can ensure the security of user registrations. They are generally regarded as inaccessible to users with disabilities due to the difficulty of accurately perceiving and hearing letters and numbers.