Accessibility For All
Accessibility is important. I never knew how important until it applied to me. In the days, weeks, and months that followed my traumatic brain injury (TBI) there were many websites I could not visit because of the pop-ups, videos, sound, and animation effects. Yet so many companies I called for information gave me the same standard reply, “Visit our website.”
As part of my service to this often overlooked aspect of website design and development, I carefully consider different aspects of my own website design, and how I can improve. But first, a little history.
In May of 1999, the Web Accessibility Initiative created the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) in an effort to make web content accessible for everyone. It is currently up to version 2.1, and includes people with blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, and (hello TBI) cognitive limitations and photosensitivity.
AmyLondon.com uses the Avada theme by ThemeFusion in part because this theme is 100% WCAG 2.1 compliant. This means core theme features follow WCAG guidelines. ThemeFusion also details essential points to consider when building an accessible website on their website page, “Build Better Websites with Avada.”
If you have any questions, concerns, or general feedback about improving the usability or accessibility of a page, post, or other feature on AmyLondon.com, please Contact us. In your message be sure to clarify the “what” (page, post, picture, etc.) and the “where” (page name, location on page, etc.), and we will do our best to address it.
Thank you for helping us build better things for every type of “body” out there!