Businesses Need To Be Accessible Online Too

Businesses now face guidelines when it comes to the accessibility of their online presence to people with disability - but many companies are still frustratingly non-compliant. At Careseekers, we are passionate about creating an inclusive society - website accessibility for those with a disability is an ongoing concern of ours.

People with disability often use assistive/adaptive technology to operate smartphones, laptops and tablets. To enable a successful experience, a business website should;

  • Add Alternative Text (‘alt-txt’) to images. This gives users access to the imagery because their screen reading software will read a description of the picture. An image can contribute to the overall message of a page, so knowing it’s there and what it depicts, is important.
  • Make any hyperlinks at least two words long. It can be difficult for a user with mobility issues, or who’s using assistive technology, to hover and click over a small link, so make them long and visible.

If you have a business you’d like to make more accessible online, or would like to advise a business you know of how to do so, visit the Centre For Accessibility website. It provides a website accessibility checklist as well as other tips and advice on how to improve your business’s online accessibility.

Are you looking for a local support worker? Careseekers is an NDIS provider and provides an affordable, flexible support option. We connect you to independent disability support workers who are free to set their own rates, negotiate to suit your budget and arrange a schedule that works for you both. Post a job detailing your needs on our website and then wait for suited applicants to get in touch with you directly. Choose your own support worker, on your own terms, with Careseekers.
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