Digital Accessibility should be an important focal point for any business. 

 

If you are wondering why the concept of Digital Accessibility is important, then you first must understand that the word “accessibility” in this scenario emphasizes inclusiveness for all, and that the “digital” piece refers to the large number of people who have access to the internet. Websites and platforms that are built with “digital accessibility” in mind cater to all demographics, and aim to offer services to make navigating and utilizing any digital platform a reality for all.

 

For example, according to CodeAcademy.com “Upwards to 80% of the United States population shops online.” Imagine if you were an individual with a physical impairment, online shopping without the procedures included in digital accessibility programs would make your online shopping experience very inaccessible, highly inconvenient, and create feelings of exclusion when it comes to seeing your demographic represented for business marketing purposes. 

 

So, how does a business ensure that they are fostering environments and platforms that are “digitally accessible?” Here are Allyable.com’s “Top 5 Tips to Make Sure that Your Company is Implementing Digital Accessibility the RIGHT Way”, right now!

 

#1: Create a system of automated compliance. 

Just with the addition of one single pixel added to your business website, our Allyable AI (artificial intelligence) engines can scan your site and automatically fix common errors. This specialized tool will also help your business cut costs on continued technical development. Learn more about our pixel’s capabilities here.

 

#2: Get introduced to “Sophisticated Scanning.”

Sophisticated Scanning is crowd-sourced scanning combined with AI. This process will dig deeper beyond just common errors, fix more complex system errors, and decode violations to ensure that all issues have been located. 

 

#3: Improve Your User Experience.

In this particular stage you will focus on making sure that your site is easily navigable with the use of custom menus and stored user preferences. Your company will also shift their attention to improving their overall SEO as well. Making these two items a huge focus will improve overall customer experience, and will broaden the amount of consumers that your company will have the ability to reach.

 

#4: Invest in Simplified Remediation.

Once your site is more accessible to all demographics, there is a potential that you may see a larger amount of service issues arise. When utilizing the Simplified Remediation option through Allyable.com you will be able to resolve issues quickly in the cloud or utilize integrations like JIRA to alert your development team to assist with more complex fixes in the source of code within your site.

 

#5: Gain access to your Dashboard and Reports for review. 

Once your business creates a “digitally accessible” platform your team will need to stay on top of new compliance regulations, client issues, website updates, new advancements in “digital accessibility”, etc. In order to  provide the highest quality of service to all customers, having the availability to view, analyze, and share these reports will be vital for your continued success with “digital accessibility.”

 

For more information on how your business can begin applying Allyable’s “Top 5 Tips to Make Sure that Your Company is Doing Digital Accessibility the Right Way” please visit www.Allyable.com to check out the newest ways to help your business stay in compliance, and tips to assist you with your company’s “digital accessibility” needs. 

 

November 18th, 2019 – Week #2

Blog Topic: Is Your Website Digitally Accessible to People with Special Needs?

 

Is your website performing and converting at its highest capacity? Have you been racking your brain trying to figure out a way to broaden your audience to increase the overall reach of your products and services?

 

Well, one way to ensure that you are reaching the largest amount of your target audience is to make sure that your website is digitally accessible to people with special needs. 

 

Digital Accessibility is the ability of a website, mobile application, or electronic document to be easily navigated and understood by a wide range of users, including those users who may have visual, auditory, motor, or cognitive disabilities.

 

If your website is in compliance with the Digital Accessibility guidelines, you are providing equal access and equal opportunities to people with disabilities which then allows those individuals to participate in common online consumer activities such as: online shopping and participating in web memberships.

 

Allayble prides itself on helping businesses just like yours to create the most digitally accessible websites and applications. Our processes are cutting edge, easy to follow, and automated which will free up your time to do what you love the most in your business, versus having to worry about website accessibility and compliance.

 

Here are our Top 3 Tips about “How To Start Making Your Website More Digitally Accessible Today!”

 

#1: Update Missing Alt Tags.

 

Alt tags are important for SEO (Search Engine Optimization), however, did you know that screen readers will read your alt tag to the person browsing as well? Make it a priority to review all of the alt tags on your website. Ask yourself, are your alt tags descriptive enough? Does your websites message and mission come through on a screen reader easily?

If you aren’t confident about answering those questions then it is time to have your website reviewed as soon as possible.

 

If your answer is no, then there is a large chance that you are not meeting the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3) accessibility requirements, and you could be alienating certain customers.

 

#2: Focus on Low Contrast Ratio.

When is the last time you reviewed your Low Contrast Ratios?

 

Contrast ratios define the luminance between two colors – think black text on a white background (high contrast ratio) vs white text on a white background (no contrast ratio). To be in compliance the WC3 requires a minimum contrast ratio of 4.5 to 1 to ensure users with visual impairments can read text on a site.

 

If you are unsure of where you stand with this, no need to fret. We can check and adjust this for you. 

 

#3: Update Missing Form Labels.

Your websites main goal should be to promote interaction from current and potential customers. One popular way to do this is the use of forms. Are your forms set up so that individuals with disabilities can navigate them? Visually disabled individuals typically do this using a screen reader, but in order for it to work seamlessly your HTML labels need to be very descriptive and associated with form control.

 

To start your journey on having your company become a leader in the digital accessibility field, head to www.allyable.com. Let us help you open up limitless opportunities for your customers.

 

November 25th, 2019 – Week #3

Blog Topic: Digital Accessibility Done Right 

 

Is your company focused on having the most up to date, high speed, perfect looking website on the market, and if so, would having an amazing website  that make you a prime leader in your industry? 

 

If you answered yes to this question, I would then also want to know “ How digitally accessible is your website/platform?” At this point, if you were unable to answer that question, then your “perfect” website needs some work, and a heaping helping of DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY. 

 

Digital Accessibility is the ability of a website, mobile application, or electronic document to be easily navigated and understood by a wide range of users, including those users who may have visual, auditory, motor, or cognitive disabilities. Having a higher level of digital accessibility allows disabled individuals the opportunity to shop, browse, and listen to digital platforms in ways which were not offered or even possible before the push of this initiative. 

 

If a company wishes to be viewed as a leader in the digital industry, they will need more than just a “shiny” website, they will need a digital accessibility plan. 

 

The team at Allyable is dedicated to helping businesses make sure that their platforms/websites have mastered the concept of having digital accessibility “done right”.  Here are four ways that we ensure that your platform is set up for digital accessibility:

    1. We lend a helping hand. We reach out to our clients to help them set up accessibility menus for their websites/platforms. This options gives their visitors the ability to adjust your site to fit their needs.

 

  • We keep set up simple. Compliance doesn’t have to be complicated – Allyable is simple to deploy and easy to manage.Just with the addition of one single pixel added to your business website, our Allyable AI (artificial intelligence) engines can scan your site and automatically fix common errors. This specialized tool will also help your business cut costs on continued technical development. Learn more about our pixel’s capabilities here.
  • We keep your information secure. We are committed to the security and privacy of your websites/platforms. Our premium platform is ISO 27001 certified and GDPR compliant, which gives you the a prime amount of account security.
  • We make sure that we can grow with your business. Allyable grows with the needs of your business and can support websites and applications of any size. Our systems are so easy to follow and implement that as your business grows and has needs for more digital accessibility options we will be able to help you maintain your leadership role in your industry.

 

 

To start your journey on having your company become a leader in the digital accessibility field, head to www.allyable.com. Let us help you open up limitless opportunities for your customers.