Web for All (W3C)
Strategies, standards, and resources to help make the Web more accessible to people with disabilities.
About Web for All
“The social value of the Web is that it enables human communication, commerce, and opportunities to share knowledge. One of W3C’s primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability.” (W3C).
Web Accessibility - the facts
Our friends at Reason Digital took a deep dive into how accessible non-profits are during Covid-19 and beyond.
50% disabled people are 50% more likely to face barriers to accessing digital and online services than non-disabled people
4 in 10 disabled people face barriers in accessing online support
24% of people who did not identify as disabled faced a barrier to online services
What is web accessibility?
Website accessibility means that your website can be accessed by as many people as possible. This includes those with disabilities, impairments or illnesses.
Making your website accessible should be simple. It can be as easy as ensuring the site is easy to navigate, the content is simple to read, and that it can be adapted so that those with specific impairments can use tools such as screen readers to get the same information as people without disabilities.
However, many community websites simple aren’t accessible to most. This contributes to people not being able to engage with groups and potentially increasing social isolation.
Accessible websites are better for everyone – they are faster to load, easier to find the information a user is looking for, and usually end up higher in search engine results.
What we offer
We’ve been kindly gifted an incredibly well designed WordPress theme by our friends at Reason Digital that has been specifically engineered for small, social impact organisations to use.
It is accessible up to WCAG 2.1 and optimised for ease of use. It’s had significant user experience design input to ensure it’s easy to use and easy to view.
This means we can pass all of that value and expertise onto community organisations when you are ready to take your online presence one step on from a drag and drop website.
More themes that we're engaged with
We strongly believe in creating sustainable digital projects and products, and do this by following a number of key themes throughout any work that we do.