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Is Your Website Accessible? Take Our Quiz to Find Out

Almost half of all internet users have some sort of disability, so your website must be accessible to everyone. In this article, we will discuss what makes a website inaccessible, and how you can make your website more accessible for all users. We will also provide a quiz to help you determine whether or not your website is accessible.

Is Your Website Accessible? Take Our Quiz to Find Out

If you're not sure whether your website is accessible, you can take our quiz below to find out. The quiz will ask you a series of questions about your website and will provide feedback on how accessible it is.


Take the Quiz

Are you ready to test your knowledge of website accessibility? Take our quiz below to find out! The quiz will ask you a series of questions about your website and will provide feedback on how accessible it is.


  • Is all text properly formatted and easy to read?

  • Are all images and videos easy to see and understand?

  • Are links and buttons easy to locate and click on?

  • Is audio available without needing headphones?

  • Is the website easy to navigate?

  • Is the website designed for all users, including those with disabilities?

  • Is the website compliant with WCAG standards?

  • Is there an accessible version of the website available?

  • Have any changes been made to make the website more accessible?

  • Is the website regularly tested for accessibility?


Result:

If you answered No to any of these questions, your website is not accessible and you should take steps to make it more user-friendly. Contact us for help making your website more accessible to everyone.

If you answered YES to all of these questions, your website is accessible and you're doing a great job! Keep up the good work!


What Makes a Website Inaccessible?

Many factors there make a website inaccessible. Some common reasons include:


  • Poor design that makes it difficult to navigate

  • Images and text that are too small to read

  • Use of color that makes the text difficult to see

  • Links and buttons that are difficult to locate or click on

  • Videos and audio that do not have closed captions or transcripts are available


How can I test my website for accessibility?

There are a few different ways to test your website for accessibility. One way is to use the WAVE tool from WebAIM. You can also use the Chrome Developer Tools, which are built into the Google Chrome browser. To use the Chrome Developer Tools, open up your website in Google Chrome and then press Ctrl+Shift+I on Windows or Cmd+Option+I on Mac. This will open up the Developer Tools window.

The Accessibility tab of the Developer Tools window has several different options for checking your website’s accessibility.


  • The first option, “Elements that need attention”, checks for common problems with accessibility such as missing alternative text or incorrect color contrast ratios.

  • The second option, “Accessibility audits”, checks your website for more specific accessibility problems such as missing headings or labels.

  • The third option, “Inspector”, allows you to inspect the accessibility properties of individual elements on your page. This can be useful for identifying and fixing problems with specific elements on your page.

  • The fourth option, “Screen reader simulation”, allows you to simulate how a screen reader would read your website. This is useful for identifying and fixing problems that only affect screen reader users.


You can also use the Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE) from WebAIM to test your website for accessibility. WAVE is a browser extension that can be used with Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. To use WAVE, open up your website and then click on the WAVE icon in your browser’s toolbar. WAVE will scan your website and report any accessibility problems that it finds. It will also show you how to fix these problems. WAVE is a very comprehensive tool, so it can be a bit overwhelming at first.


Tips for Making Your Website More Accessible

Making your website more accessible is important for several reasons. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it can also help increase your traffic and engagement levels. 


Here are a few tips for making your website more accessible:


  • Make sure all of the text on your website is readable, without any special software or equipment.

  • Use clear and concise language, and avoid jargon and technical terms.

  • Use high contrast colors to make all of the information on your website easy to see.

  • Make sure all images and videos are accompanied by descriptive text captions.

  • Use accessible contact forms and make sure your contact information is available in an accessible format.

  • Enable commenting for blog posts and comments sections, and make sure that people can leave comments without having to register first.


How Do the ADA's Rules Affect Websites?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. It requires that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else. This includes access to public places, including websites.


So, how do the ADA's rules affect websites? The ADA applies to all "places of public accommodation." This includes private businesses and state and local government agencies. Websites are considered a place of public accommodation if they're open to the general public. If your website is open to the general public, it must be accessible to people with disabilities. This means that it must meet certain accessibility requirements. These requirements are outlined in the ADA's Title III regulation.

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