At Readysalted, we’re debunking myths and celebrating the blend of beauty and accessibility in digital design.

Who says accessible websites can’t be beautiful? We’re here to tell you that beauty and accessibility aren’t just compatible; they’re partners in crime in the realm of exceptional web design. Designing with inclusivity in mind doesn’t just open your digital doors wider; it enhances the experience for everyone.

Embracing Inclusivity
An inclusive website considers everyone, including those with:

Visual impairments
Motor difficulties
Cognitive impairments, including dyslexia and learning disabilities
Lower literacy levels
Deafness or hearing impairments
You might not always see it, but inclusive design tools are the unsung heroes of web accessibility:

Screen readers
Screen magnifiers
Braille displays
Speech recognition software
Built-in browser tools
In the UK, making our digital spaces accessible isn’t just nice to have; it’s a legal obligation. Understanding the nuances of A, AA, and AAA compliance levels (hint: aim for at least AA) is crucial.

Our Top 9 Tips for Accessible Design
Choose Accessible Themes: Start with an accessible developer theme, especially if you’re using a CMS like WordPress. It’s about the code, not just the look.

Logical Structure: Use headings correctly. Don’t skip levels; it confuses both people and screen readers.

Descriptive Links: Say no to “click here”. Links should tell you where they’ll take you.

Keyboard-Friendly Navigation: Ensure your site is navigable using just a keyboard. Test it out yourself!

Contrast and Colours: Tools like WebAIM’s Contrast Checker are your friends. Ensure your text stands out against its background.

Alt Text on Images: Describe what’s in an image for those who can’t see it.

Accessible Forms: Design forms that everyone can use, regardless of how they interact with your site.

Love White Space: More room around your content makes it easier to read. Simplify your layout for clarity.

Closed Captions for Videos: Don’t just subtitle; closed captions include non-dialogue audio cues, making videos accessible to a wider audience.

Why It Matters
Inclusivity in digital design is not just about ticking boxes; it’s about crafting experiences that everyone can enjoy, enhancing understanding and engagement across the board.

Ready to make your website as welcoming as it is stunning? Let’s chat about weaving accessibility into your digital fabric. 🚀