WCAG Compliant Website Design and Coding
Find Local Company is one of the first Atlanta Website Design agencies to build and code WCAG compliant websites. With the goal of ensuring equal access for all persons, WCAG, or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines represent an important set of technical requirements for websites.
In the process of being adopted worldwide, these guidelines provide an outline for individuals and businesses across all sectors, allowing for equal navigation for those with various types of disabilities.
As an example, WCAG requires an audio file to contain a written transcript, so that individuals that are deaf have a way to obtain information. In the same way, alternative text is added to images, so that individuals that are blind have the ability to understand the image. Additionally, heading structures allow for screen readers to access the site.
While there are varying levels of conformance, WCAG version 2.0 contains the latest criteria and the most up-to-date design, coding, and guidance available for companies that choose to comply with the current recommendations to be ADA friendly.
Why Build a WCAG Compliant Website?
Given the number of persons with disabilities on a global scale, legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and other human rights practices emphasize the responsibility of individuals and businesses to comply with standards that allow those with disabilities to access information in many forums. This includes the Internet.
Compliance with WCAG generates a positive response, even for those without disabilities. Thus, building a WCAG compliant website is beneficial to businesses and helps solidify their place in the market. Simply put, those with disabilities have buying power, and will use ADA friendly websites over those that are not easily accessible. There is some evidence that a WCAG compliant website can also improve ranking in the search results, leading to increased functionality and exposure.
Offering clients WCAG 2.0 compliant website design, Atlanta-based Find Local Company helps individuals and organizations ensure that their websites is usable and equally accessible to all. Contact us today to discuss your WCAG compliant website, we look forward to speaking with you.
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