At Gliss Consulting, we recognize that the legal landscape demands not just visibility but accessibility. In the digital realm, accessibility often takes a back seat, especially in the intricate web of lawyer websites. As lawyers ourselves, and armed with accessibility certifications, we understand the nuanced challenges and opportunities that law firms face online. Join us in this blog as we unveil a starting accessibility checklist – a roadmap to ensure that your law firm's digital presence is not just visible but welcoming to all. Consider this a starting point to begin to evaluate whether your web presence is accessible.
1) Color Contrast: Elevate Visibility for All
Question: Do your branding and website colors have enough contrast to be inclusive?
Insight: The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) recommend a higher contrast ratio (typically between 4.6 and 7:1) for optimal accessibility. A fantastic free resource to assess color contrast is the WebAIM Color Contrast Checker.
2) Accessibility Statement: A Testament to Inclusivity
Question: Do you have a robust Accessibility Statement reflecting your commitment to a seamless user experience?
Insight: Often underestimated, Accessibility Statements are a vital essence of your dedication to inclusivity. Dive deeper into the importance of Accessibility Statements in our recent blog post on Accessibility Statements
3) Readability of Fonts: Making Every Word Count
Question: Are your fonts easy to read, catering to a diverse audience?
Insight: Ensuring clear, readable fonts is a simple yet impactful step toward creating an accessible and engaging user experience.
4) Multimedia Inclusivity: Beyond the Visual
Question: Do your images have ALT text, and are your videos equipped with Closed-Captioning or Transcripts?
Insight: Make your content accessible to everyone by providing alternative text for images and ensuring your videos are inclusive of all users, including those with hearing impairments.
5) Keyboard-Friendly Navigation: Empower Every User
Question: Is your website navigation keyboard-friendly?
Insight: Accessibility extends beyond visuals; ensuring keyboard-friendly navigation is crucial for users who may not use a mouse or touch screen.
At Gliss Consulting, we're not just designers; we're your partners in transforming your online presence. Schedule time with us today, and let's embark on a journey of crafting a more accessible and inclusive digital space for your law firm or brand. Your commitment to accessibility is not just a legal necessity but a testament to your brand's dedication to equality. Let's make the web a more welcoming space for everyone.