I Need More Space!

Adding space around your links helps those with physical disabilities that make using a mouse to click on screen items a challenge.

No, this is not a blog about Elon Musk or NASA. Rather, it is about how you position links on your webpage. One disability that is often forgotten when building web pages affects those with physical disabilities such as the difficulty in using a mouse to select and click on-screen items. When links appear too close together, the site visitor may accidentally click on the wrong item when they try to point and click on a link that is too close to other links. Continue reading “I Need More Space!”

Suspicious Text

Suspicious text refers to links that do not inform the user what the link is about.

Sure, there are plenty of good online software solutions to help you fix your web pages to make them ADA compliant. However, there is a lot you can do before spending a dime. Therefore, in this first set of blog posts, I will show you how to adjust a few of your habits to make improve the readability and ADA compliance of your web pages at no cost. Let us start by looking at links. Continue reading “Suspicious Text”

Why Accessibility is Important to your Website

What is Accessibility?

To get started, why should you make your website accessible? Surely all you need is to list the information or products/services on your website. But if people cannot find what they want on your site or if your website is difficult to view, they may leave your site never to return. Another way to say that is “It is easy to get someone to come to your website the first time. Only a well-designed site encourages them to come back often. What determines whether they come back? Obviously, content is important, but an equally important factor is your site’s accessibility. What does that mean? Have you considered these factors in your site design? Continue reading “Why Accessibility is Important to your Website”