At Insight Designs, we strongly believe that the web is for all people. Accessibility is essential for organizations that want to create high-quality websites and web tools, and not exclude anyone from using their products and services.
“The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”
-Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web
The Web is fundamentally designed to work for all people, regardless of hardware, software, language, location, or ability. Before the internet, imagine the hoops a visually impaired person might have to jump through just to read a newspaper. The impact of disability is radically changed on the Web because the Web removes barriers to communication and interaction that many people face in the physical world. When web sites, applications, technologies, or tools are badly designed, they can create barriers that exclude people from using the Web. At Insight Designs, we make accessibility a priority in our development practices. By following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), we work to make your visual and written content perceivable and your application easy to navigate and interact with. Doing so benefits not only those with disabilities but also users with atypical devices, situational limitations such as bright sunlight and slow internet connections.
Think of it this way: 19.3% percent of people in the United States have some type of disability. Meanwhile, less than 4% of internet users choose Internet Explorer as their browser. Yet most website developers spend their time accommodating the latter and ignoring the former. Not Insight Designs.
There is also a strong business case for accessibility. Accessibility overlaps with other best practices such as mobile web design, usability and search engine optimization (SEO). Case studies show that accessible websites have better search results, reduced maintenance costs and increased audience reach, among other benefits.
We can retrofit your current website to modern standards in accessibility – or we can work with you to create a new website or application that accommodates everyone.