Is Your Website up-to-date with the changing Technologies?

The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect. -- Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web

Is your website Accessible?

The Web is fundamentally designed to work for all people, regardless of their computer configurations, language, and personal abilities. If your website is designed properly, it is accessible to people with a diverse range of hearing, sight, physical as well as cognitive abilities.

The impact of disabilities are radically changed on the Internet because the Web removes barriers to communications and interactions that many people face in the physical world. However, you need to design your website appropriately to achieve the objective of being accessible to the greatest audience possible.

Is your website available to be used by everyone?

  • How do people with mental or physical disabilities access your website?
  • What about people who are visually impaired? Can they still access the needed information that is provided on your site?
  • What have you done to provide alternate content for those people who can not hear the audios or videos?
  • Have you considered how a person with a mental disability can assimilate the information you are attempting to convey to them?

To the left…

On the left side you will find links to interesting case studies about various kinds of disabilities, and how they are accessing the Web today, thanks to the advances in technology implemented on websites today. They are using “screen readers”, “braille devices”, and other ingenious electronics to assist them to be able to participate in accessing the information that you are attempting to provide to everyone. The important question to ask yourself is “can they conveniently access my website resources, and is my website up to date with the latest coding?”

Furthermore, please keep in mind that the issues discussed here are not exclusively for people with various disabilities, but also include fully abled individuals utilizing newer technologies, such as the smart cell phones in their pockets. Can they still conveniently access the information on your website, or will they find a competing website more appealing simply due to them having made provisions for all potential clients to access their site?

IceWeb Solutions has been coding WCAG websites for the Canadian Government since 2009, as well as for the private sector long before that. We are experienced from the early stages of migration to WCAG 1.0, and to the current mainstream WCAG 2.0.

  • CanadaInternational.gc.ca (2008-Present) 130 website under this domain
  • International.gc.ca (2008-2012) 45 websites under this domain
  • IceWebSolutions.ca (2008 to present)
  • Chimachinecanada.com (2006-present) 5 sub sites

Please contact IceWeb Solutions Inc to evaluate your website, and to determine how to proceed to ensure that it is WCAG compliant.