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Website Accessibility & How to Protect Your Business

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MJD + Co. | MrsJDesigns is now a Wix Website Accessibility Specialist 🎉

Do you know if your website is accessible for everyone?

As an online business owner, you want your website to reach as many people as possible. Facts and data show that accessible websites lead to more visibility, and legal protection.

Are you 100% positive that you're checking "accessibility” off the list?

The Facts

  • Over 1 billion people worldwide have a disability.

  • After the age of 25, an average person’s ability to use digital networks will decline every year by 0.8%.

  • 253 million people are estimated to live with moderate to severe visual impairments, according to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.

What This Means: More people are impacted by accessibility than you know.

More Facts

  • Almost 90% of people spend more time on websites that are accessible.

  • 71% of online shoppers with access needs will leave a website that has usability issues.

  • In some states and countries, you can be sued if your website isn’t accessible.

What This Means: Website Accessibility will only benefit YOU in the longrun.

Other Interesting Facts

  • In some states, having an accessible website is the law. Ask Queen Bey, Beyoncé! She

  • SEO & Accessibility are like bread and butter. They go together, real bad. If your accessibility is terrible, your Google SEO ranking will suffer as well, which means that you're not actually using your website to its full capabilities.

Quick Tips to Get Started

  1. Use alt tags for all images on your website: Alt tags allow screen readers to describe images to visually impaired users.

  2. Ensure your website has a clear and easy-to-use navigation menu: Users with motor disabilities or cognitive impairments may struggle to use a website with a complicated menu.

  3. Choose website colors with sufficient contrast: High-contrast colors can make reading the text easier for visually impaired users.

  4. Provide captions and transcripts for all multimedia content: Captions and transcripts make video and audio content accessible to people with hearing impairments.

  5. Use clear and concise language: This benefits all users, especially those with cognitive or learning disabilities.

  6. Use the Wix Accessibility Wizard: If you have a Wix website, use the accessibility tool in the Editor to help you build a more inclusive website.

Want help making your Wix website accessible? Click here to get started.

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