Here at Media Access Australia we do a lot of work around auditing websites for conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. That may not sound exciting, but it’s important work for establishing exactly what areas of a website are responsible for stopping people with disabilities from accessing it.
In carrying out audits we’re often surprised at how basic some of the accessibility mistakes are—and that’s a good thing. That’s because for many websites improving accessible won’t be expensive, complex or time consuming.
In light of this, we’ve put together the three most common mistakes we find, which also have the bonus of being relatively easy to fix.