Website accessibility is on the rise, but there is still a long way to go. Accessibility involves creating and structuring website content so that it can be effectively navigated, read or experienced by users regardless of a person’s disability, which can be visual, auditory, physical, speech-related, cognitive or neurological.
Automatic accessibility checking tools are useful to broadly identify problems and start developing a plan to fix them, yet engaging human experts throughout the process is important to achieve the best results. Here are five great reasons why manual testing by accessibility professionals, alongside automatic tools, is necessary to ensure that your digital communications, websites and apps are as accessible as possible.
A new European research study from Forrester Research has confirmed that many employees who are Deaf, blind, vision, hearing or cognitive impaired, or who have a physical disability, find it harder to participate productively in workplaces that are not digitally accessible. However, making a workplace accessible benefits everyone.