Universal design and usability: Accessibility issues and how to address them

Universal design and usability is the measure of effectiveness determined by accessibility, access requirements, equitable use, and user research for a given website or Internet access project. Making your digital media accessible to people with vision and hearing impairments and creating meaningful alternate text for images that are helpful for screen readers ensures that you are capturing the widest audience for your websites and digital projects. But universal design and usability goes well beyond the typical alt text and screen reader capability that many websites manage, this blog post will delve into accessibility issues, designing for universality, guidelines, techniques, and essential components. (Read more…)