Some individuals may require auxiliary aids, adaptive equipment or specialized software to navigate through or access information on a website. Relatively simple website design features can facilitate access by these users. A poorly designed website, on the other hand, may be inaccessible to some users. Often design decisions made to improve access for users with disabilities will benefit other users as well.
- Provide equivalent alternatives to auditory and visual content
- Do not rely on color to convey information
- Provide text equivalents to images and multimedia content
- Present content in a way that is compatible with older browsers, existing auxiliary aids and users who choose to turn off features such as scripts