Testing Your Site’s Accessibility

From UUA.org: Accessibility is not just about making sure that people with disabilities can use your site. It is also about allowing a wide variety of users and devices to have access to information, thus maximizing your potential audience by letting users experience the website as they choose. Designing for accessibility means accepting that, for online information, there is:

  • no standard user on the web, and
  • no standard device for browsing information.

An accessible website doesn’t exclude visitors due to their abilities, or the method they choose to access the web.

Accessible websites make clear content, structure, and ease of navigation a priority over the frillier aspects of design. This doesn’t mean they are visually unattractive, nor does it mean they are prevented from using the latest web technologies, provided that all information is still accessible to users. (Continue reading and find tools for website accessibility on UUA.org.)

The UUA Theme for Congregations includes a page about your site’s accessibility. After you’ve built your content for accessibility and run tests on your site, and how to communicate the results of your testing.