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]

      Videos have revolutionized the world of Internet marketing, and its popularity is only slated to grow more. More than 60% of businesses use videos as a marketing tool today, which is a 66% increase from the last year. A survey conducted by Wyzowl reports that nearly 91% of these businesses plan to either increase or maintain their spending this year.

      ReelSEOin YouTube- 9 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- 15 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

    … forward in terms of accessibility. It aligns with Morten Rand Hendriksen‘s statement during the State of Word 2015 (at 1:12:04 to be precise). We shouldn’t just focus on “study Javascript deeply” but also on “study accessibility deeply”. For us plugin developers, Rian makes a clear statement: “The accessibility of plugins is the responsibility of each…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoastin Blogging- 14 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- 15 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- 16 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

    … Facebook recently switched all of its Web video from Adobe Flash to HTML5, and front-end engineer Daniel Baulig explained why in a blog post. Baulig wrote that the benefits of moving to HTML5 included quicker development, a better testing infrastructure and far greater accessibility for impaired users. He added that Facebook had to overcome…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 19 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- 9 readers -
  • Facebook Updates Accessibility Efforts

    … Facebook made two accessibility-related announcements Monday, sharing its HIKE primer and introducing an accessibility application-programming interface for React and React Native. Rayma Sethuraman, who works on accessibility for the social network, offered details on HIKE, saying: The primer teaches some essentials of Web accessibility…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 11 readers -
  • Accessibility matters

    … Usability is important: for everyone. To make sure your site can be properly used by all your visitors (even if they’re (visually) impaired), you have to optimize your site’s áccessibility. Every software developer should at least have some basic interest in this. Well-known WordPress accessibility expert Rian Rietveld has trained both our review…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoast- 11 readers -
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