Accessibly is an incredibility important factor of charity websites as those which don’t have accessible websites fall into the trap of excluding a wide range of donors. Accessible websites are easily viewed on mobile devices, and allow for greater search engine visibility, broadening the reach of your cause.
In a recent blog post for NTEN, Cindy Leonard suggests some free tools your charity can use to test its website accessibility:
- Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE) by WebAIM will give you information on accessibility errors and warnings, displayed on the web page.
- CheckMyColours.com. This site analyses the use of colour on a web page, such as contrast ratio, brightness difference and colour difference.
- Open your charity’s website with screen reader tool WebAnywhere to see what it’s like for a person with impaired sight to view.
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