Accessibility

Accessibility is the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible. Accessibility can be viewed as the "ability to access" and benefit from some system or entity. The concept often focuses on people with disabilities or special needs (such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) and their right of access, enabling the use of assistive technology.Accessibility is not to be confused with usability, which is the extent to which a product (such as a device, service, or environment) can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in a specified context of use.
Posts about Accessibility
  • 3 Quick & Easy Ways to Make Your Videos More Search Engine Friendly [Infographic]

    …. Having your closed captions translated into multiple languages improves accessibility and helps thousands of viewers from around the world enjoy your videos. If numbers are what it takes to convince you, studies have indicated that the addition of subtitles to a video can increase viewer engagement time by more than 40%. Subtitles have also been…

    ReelSEOin YouTube- 12 readers -
  • How do I make sure my site is mobile friendly? A checklist

    … As we reported in our SEM news round-up on Friday, Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller confirmed that the latest wave of changes to Google’s mobile-friendly ranking signal has now finished rolling out. Ever since the initial ‘Mobilegeddon’ update which debuted on 21st April 2015, mobile-friendliness has been a significant ranking…

    Search Engine Watchin How To's- 16 readers -
  • Test Driving Google’s Accessibility Apps & Tools for Android

    … Google Blog recently announced updates for several of its tools and apps for Android and accessibility. Roughly 1 billion people have some type of disability in the world. Development towards making products usable for everyone has long been a Google mission. It’s been one year since Google began expecting web pages to pass its mobile…

    The SEM Postin Google- 8 readers -
  • Building more accessible technology

    … screen readers or larger text, to people with motor restrictions that prevent them from interacting with a touch screen, to people with hearing impairments who cannot hear their device’s sounds. Here are some updates we’ve made recently to make our technology more accessible: Tools to help develop accessible apps Accessibility scanner is a new tool…

    The Official Google Blog- 15 readers -
  • WordPress plugins and accessibility

    … everything you need to know about optimizing the usability of your site? Check out our UX & Conversion eBook » “Your plugin’s not perfect either” You were thinking just that, right? Our plugin isn’t perfect either, in terms of accessibility. But we have shown to you over the last years that we’re listening and we’re improving accessibility at a fast…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoastin Blogging- 15 readers -
  • Why accessibility is key for search and visibility

    … If you’re involved with SEO, you’ve no doubt thought about all sorts of ways and means to boost your site in the search rankings. But if your site isn’t web accessible, your efforts will be in vain for 1/5 of your potential visitors. Web accessibility is the name given to making websites and online materials usable to people with disabilities…

    Search Engine Watch- 12 readers -
  • The main accessibility checks

    … Accessibility checks help you optimize your website. For every visitor. By thinking about accessibility, you are actually thinking about your design, the use of textual and multimedia content, and the structure of your website. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has a list of accessibility checks for you. In this post, I will dive into the main…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoast- 16 readers -
  • Easy-to-use accessibility tools

    … Is your website ready for the visually impaired? Have you ever tried to navigate your own site without a mouse? Just some of the questions I asked you in my article Accessibility matters. In Joost’s recent article on the Google Webmaster Guidelines update, he explains that these new guidelines also focus more on accessibility. Accessibility does…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoast- 19 readers -
  • Why Accessibility Will Matter More in 2016 and Beyond

    … their information to enhance the user experience for clients’ websites. Accessibility Remains A Low Priority Accessibility is a word that is beginning to lose its home. The same thing happened with usability. In fact, many in the internet marketing industry don’t use the term “usability” anymore because it is, for starters, vague and inexact…

    The SEM Post- 16 readers -
  • Why Facebook Moved Web Video to HTML5 From Flash

    … challenges including proper logging, bugs within browsers, poor performance in older browsers and a regression in page load time. Highlights from Baulig’s post follow: We are continuing to work together with Adobe to deliver a reliable and secure Flash experience for games on our platform, but have shipped the change for video to all browsers…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 21 readers -
  • On IDPD, working toward a more accessible and inclusive world

    … Sesame, an app that allows people with mobility impairments to control a smartphone using only head movements; and, finally, German grantee Wheelmap will expand its accessibility mapping efforts worldwide. This week, many Googlers around the world will also join Wheelmap’s Map My Day campaign to help out. We’ve also collected 11 tips that help people…

    The Official Google Blog- 10 readers -
  • Facebook Updates Accessibility Efforts

    … and text size. She added: If you’re interested in accessibility and know the basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, you will be able to use this primer. The concepts are easy to understand, and anyone with an interest in web development can take the tutorial. The acronym HIKE by no means encompasses the entire diverse field of accessibility, but our primer…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 12 readers -
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