Web accessibility is an incredibly important part of what we do at Tadashi. We want websites to be accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities. It’s more than just increasing font sizes – although that is crucial – but it’s also not as complicated as you might think.
Let’s start with something simple: don’t rely on colour to communicate meaning. There are so many interpretations of what a colour can mean – and 4.5% of the population are colour blind – so if you rely on it to deliver information to your user, you might exclude a whole portion of your audience.
Other things to consider when it comes to web accessibility include: add subtitles and captions to your videos; use roles where necessary; use the right mark-up when it comes to date and time; and (most importantly) follow the WCAG web accessibility guidelines.