Accessibility- Sub parameters

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Written By Kamaljeet Singh

WR Team is a passionate and experienced writer with a flair for storytelling and a keen eye for detail.

1. Text Alternatives

  • Importance: Allows users who rely on assistive technologies to understand non-text content.
  • Recommendations: Provide alt text for images, ensuring descriptions are clear and descriptive.

2. Time-Based Media

  • Importance: Ensures users with hearing or visual impairments can access audio and video content.
  • Recommendations: Offer captions for videos, transcripts for audio, and audio descriptions for visual information in videos.

3. Adaptable

  • Importance: Content must be understandable regardless of how it’s presented.
  • Recommendations: Use semantic HTML and ensure content order makes sense even when stylesheets are disabled.

4. Distinguishable

  • Importance: Enhances content visibility and audibility.
  • Recommendations: Ensure high contrast between text and backgrounds and do not rely on color alone for conveying information.

5. Keyboard Accessible

  • Importance: Allows users without mouse capability to navigate your website.
  • Recommendations: Ensure all interactive elements are operable through keyboard interfaces.

6. Enough Time

  • Importance: Provides all users ample time to read and interact with content.
  • Recommendations: Offer options to stop, extend, or adjust time limits.

7. Seizures and Physical Reactions

  • Importance: Prevents design elements from causing adverse reactions.
  • Recommendations: Avoid designs that flash more than three times per second or that can cause motion sickness.

8. Navigable

  • Importance: Helps users find content and determine their location within your site.
  • Recommendations: Implement a logical structure, provide clear navigation tools, and include a search function.

9. Readable

  • Importance: Ensures text content is easy to read and understand.
  • Recommendations: Use plain language and provide definitions for abbreviations and jargon.

10. Predictable

  • Importance: Makes websites operate in consistent and expected ways.
  • Recommendations: Maintain consistent navigation and operational behavior across the site.

11. Input Assistance

  • Importance: Helps users avoid and correct mistakes.
  • Recommendations: Provide error messages that are clear and offer solutions.

12. Compatible

  • Importance: Ensures content is compatible with various browsers, assistive technologies, and other user agents.
  • Recommendations: Use standard HTML, test compatibility across devices and browsers, and consider future technology trends.

Additional Key Points:

  • Robust Code and Semantic Markup: Use valid, well-formed code and semantic elements to improve content structure and meaning.
  • Responsive Design: Ensure your website is accessible on devices of all sizes, from desktops to smartphones.
  • Contrast Ratios and Resizable Text: Implement sufficient color contrast ratios and allow users to resize text up to 200% without loss of content or functionality.
  • Focus Indicators and Descriptive Links: Make keyboard navigation focus visible and ensure link text is descriptive of its destination.

Form Accessibility and Error Identification: Make forms accessible by labeling all fields clearly and providing immediate, understandable error identification and correction suggestions