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Crafting Web Equality: The Vital Essence of Accessibility Statements


Gliss Blog- The vital essense of accessibility statements
When building your website don't forget to create a thoughtful accessibility statement.

At Gliss Consulting, we're committed to crafting exceptional digital experiences that are accessible to all. Just like a carefully composed symphony, a website should harmonize for everyone, including those with diverse abilities. And when you work (with us 😊) to ensure that your entire web presence is engaging and accessible, be sure to always include a thoughtful Accessible Statement.


In the expansive landscape of the web, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) serves as our guiding star, urging us to create online spaces that everyone can navigate. ADA mandates that businesses, including law firms and small enterprises, must accommodate individuals with disabilities. From visual impairments to those relying on assistive technologies, it's our duty to ensure a seamless online journey.


Whether you're a Title I powerhouse or a Title III public accommodation, the ADA Standards for Accessible Design require you to make your digital presence as welcoming as your front door. This includes things such as:


  • Adding descriptive alt text to images for screen reader accessibility.

  • Opting for high color contrast for improved readability, especially for the visually impaired.

  • Including captions and transcripts for multimedia, aiding those with hearing impairments or muted audio.

  • Choosing clear, easy-to-read fonts to enhance accessibility for all users.

  • Ensuring keyboard-friendly navigation for those who can't use a mouse or touch screen.


Now, let's unveil the significance of Accessibility Statements. Often underestimated, they a testament to your commitment to ensuring a seamless experience for everyone. So, what are the qualities of a robust Accessibility Statement?


  1. Genuine Commitment: A sincere pledge to provide an accessible website.

  2. Guidelines and Standards: Clearly outlining the key guidelines and standards your website adheres to.

  3. Transparent Exceptions: Being honest about any known exceptions to the intended level of web accessibility.

  4. Easy Reach: Providing contact info for users to report any website difficulties.


By building an Accessibility Statement with these 4 pillars, you will ensure that anyone who has questions or challenges accessing your site has a clear and easy path to connect with you to resolve any issues.


At Gliss Consulting, we're here to ensure your website's accessibility is as solid as the ground you stand on. Need help creating an Accessibility Statement that echoes your commitment? Connect with us at www.glissconsulting.com or info@glissconsulting.com and let's craft something extraordinary together!


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