The internet is a great equalizer for our age. Individuals across the world irrespective of their backgrounds have unprecedented access to information and connectivity. The onus lies on web developers to remove barriers to access that might hamper individuals with disabilities from accessing resources through the internet.
Website Accessibility means designing websites in such a way that people with disabilities can conveniently access them and utilize the various tools and functionalities with ease.
Redberries strongly supports web accessibility for a number of reasons:
- Access to the internet is a fundamental need in today’s date and Web accessibility has been recognized as a basic right by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006)
- Accessible internet benefits all, not just people with disabilities
- The need for accessibility boosts innovation and contributes to the betterment of web design
The immense experience of Redberries in designing web interfaces for a multitude of clients lends its strong capabilities for creating accessible webpages, compliant with international standards and in strict adherence to the guidelines issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) under the Web Accessibility Initiative:
- WCAG 2.0- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines which relate to making text, images, sounds, and other general elements of a website more accessible
- ATAG 1.0- Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines relate to tools used for creating websites
- UAAG 1.0- User Agent Accessibility Guidelines relate to software's which are used by almost everyone accessing the internet, such as browsers, media players
- WAI-ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) compliance