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
  • Yoast SEO 5.2: Accessibility, compatibility and bug fixes

    … for search & social media and keep it optimized with Yoast SEO Premium » Buy now » Info Redirects for private posts The redirects manager of Yoast SEO Premium is one of the features we’re most proud of. It makes creating redirects – and therefore preventing 404s – so much easier, and helps site owners to be less dependent of developers…

    Yoastin SEO- 21 readers -
  • 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- 23 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- 21 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- 19 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- 21 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- 15 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- 21 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- 28 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- 28 readers -
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