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Diamond Website Conversion (diamondwebsiteconversion) | 78 comments Mod
Making your website accessible to all users may seem like a daunting task, but it is just the next logical step in assuring that it does not make people think.

A lot of accessibility and usability issues often coincide—usability issues will impact individuals with disabilities just as much (if not more) than they impact the rest of your users.

The single best way to improve your sites accessibility is to test often and make certain that it is highly usable. The easier your site is to use and understand, the more easily you will be able to make it usable for persons with disabilities. There are a lot of quick and easy things that you can do to improve the experience of individuals with disabilities using your website.

Check out the list on page 179. You can use this as both a list of things-to-do, and a benchmark to see where you’re at. How do you think your site measures up? Do you use CSS to improve the experience of those using a screen reader?

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Shelby (shelbysanchez) | 52 comments Before reading this chapter it honestly had never even crossed my mind to make sure the site it usable for persons with disabilities. It has made me aware of the importance of ensuring that the site is user-friendly for everyone. Their business is equally valued as much as those without disabilities.

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Anne | 51 comments I too have never given this thought. Great to know that it can be done, in many cases, with a few additional applications.

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