Celebrating Web Accessibility

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day for raising awareness around digital accessibility and the importance of considering it in software development. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines maintained by the World Wide Web Consortium (w3.org) help determine whether your website meets the criteria for accessibility, which may be a legal requirement as well.

We believe digital accessibility improves usability for everyone. The best product is one that considers the needs of all users. Some estimates put business losses due to inaccessible products at  £17 bn (approximately $21.2 bn) a year. At DesignHammer, we keep accessibility at the forefront of what we do and partner with our friends at Ablr to make sure that we deliver accessible sites to our clients.

It’s exciting to know that people with impairments that make using the internet harder are included in user-centric web design, so here’s to an excellent GAAD for all. If you want to make sure your website is accessible or talk about ways you can improve your website, please reach out.

DesignHammer is an award-winning full-service web design, development, and strategy company formed in 2002 by David Minton, Robert Weeks, and Frank Yonnetti. These partners still play an active role in the operations and development arms of the agency today. Our Raleigh-Durham, NC-based team of consultants, designers, and programmers will bring a well-rounded perspective to the project. DesignHammer’s proven, repeatable process is strategic, collaborative, data-driven, and backed by extensive technical understanding. Design Hammer’s mission is to partner with clients to solve key business problems by leveraging web technologies and our documented, repeatable process. 

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