Accessible Website Design
An accessible website is one that allows people with disabilities to navigate, understand and interact with the site.
The new Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Part III states that website owners are advised to ensure that disabled users are not disadvantaged by site design. The guidelines are laid down by The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international consortium which works to develop web standards and guidelines. W3C is a community of information, communication, and collective understanding.
For more information, see the articles found on the W3C website.
Making your website accessible
If you are a large organisation or government body it is increasingly important that you have a W3C compliant website. Armadillo can provide this service for you. Whether you require a new website, or have an existing site that you wish to make compliant, we can optimise the site correctly for you.
New website builds
Armadillo build all new websites with accessibility in mind; the level of accessibility can vary according to your requirements. We will code your website using the latest recommended techniques to make it accessible, search engine friendly and fast-loading.
For existing websites, Armadillo will carry out an accessibility test to report on the current status of your website. We perform manual checks to assess your site using the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines as our benchmark. We will then advise you of the level of recoding required to bring the site up to standard.