Building an Accessible Website.

Building an Accessible Website.

With inclusivity in mind.

As a frontend web developer, I've always kept accessibility in mind when building websites. It's an essential part of creating a website that's inclusive and accessible to everyone.

My experience has taught me to use short sentences, easy-to-understand words, and to avoid confusing terms.

Here are some tips for building an accessible website:

1: Use high-contrast colors: This is important for users with low vision or color blindness. Use colors that are easy to distinguish, such as black and white or dark and light colors. It's important to have a high contrast between text and the background. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) recommend a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 for normal text and 3:1 for large text.

2: Use proper heading structure( the different levels of headings, from H1 to H6): Headings help users navigate a website, so it's important to use them correctly.

3: Add alt text to all images: Alt text describes an image for users who are blind or have low vision. It's important to provide accurate and detailed descriptions of images.

4: Font size: it's important to use a minimum font size of 16 pixels. This helps users with low vision or other visual impairments.

In conclusion, Accessible websites are important because they promote inclusion, equality, and independence. They make the web available to everyone, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. It's important to remember that not everyone can see or hear, and some people have physical disabilities that make it difficult to use a mouse or a touchscreen. By making our websites accessible, we're ensuring that no one is left out.