Physio123 are specialists when it comes to creating accessible websites. Every website designed by Physio123 will meet the required accessibility standards.
What is meant by Web Accessibility?
There are a number of people with disabilities who use the internet every day. These disabilities mean that they may be prevented from using certain websites in the same way that an average user would. Phyio123 will take these disabilities into account and will design websites that will be easier to use and more accessible to people with disabilities.
What type of disabilities are we talking about here?
Some of the disabilities which would make it slightly harder for someone to navigate a website could include:
- Learning and/or cognitive disabilities
- Hearing impairments
- Decreased motor functions (e.g. lack of movement after suffering a stroke)
- Visual impairments (such as poor vision, colour blindness or blindness)
Why create websites which are accessible?
You might be asking yourself why you would need to bother getting an accessible website created. You may feel that this is extra work that you cannot afford.
However below are the reasons why it is important to build an accessible website:
- You will make more money with an accessible website
- In some cases it is required by law
- It will not cost you any more to design this type of website
- An accessible website will be ranked higher in the search engines
- It will enhance the user friendliness of your website
- It means ‘doing the right thing’.
You will make more money with an accessible website!
Creating an accessible website means that you will be including the maximum amount of customers that you can which can lead to further patient referrals.
In some cases it is required by law
In Australia it is law to make websites accessible. The Disability Discrimination Act states that it is unlawful to provide goods, facilities or services which could result in ‘less favourable’ treatment of someone with a disability. There are similar laws in other countries such as the UK and the United States which are there to protect internet users with disabilities from being discriminated against.
An accessible website will be ranked higher in the search engines!
Google is considered to be the most important user of websites and it is blind. Google send out spiders to read your site and this is similar to how the partially sighted would surf the net. Accessible websites are automatically ranked higher in the search engines and this will help you to get more referrals. So making your website accessible is a wise choice.
You will be doing the right thing.
You should never make things difficult for others just because they are different to you. You should make your website accessible to as many different people as you can.
How Physio123 can help
Physio123 can create new highly accessible websites for customers and we can also update existing websites to make them accessible. We can provide:
- Consultations in accessibility
- Testing of accessibility
- modifying existing websites to meet current disability legislation
- re-designing an existing website to become accessible
Making your website accessible is all about making sure it is easy to use for all users of the internet whether they are disabled or not. Besides the fact that it is law to create an accessible website, it will also be hugely beneficial to your business.
If you need more information about how we can be of assistance to your business then do not hesitate to contact us
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