As my last posts spoke of general computer accessibility today’s will reflect on some thoughts about website accessibility and some things we as bloggers and web developers need to consider.
- Background and text colours
- Font size and type of font to use
- Be aware of Visual Utilities
Background and Text Colours
Background colour and text can hinder one’s ability to see the text easily you may think this would be common sense not to have a light background – I left a blog today not because the author didn’t have great content I am sure they did, but because it was light text on a light background I just moved on!
Font Size and Type of Font to Use
Font size can also limit your audience’s ability to enjoy your content I usually go with a 12 to 14 size font and as a rule san serif fonts without the tales attached to the letters are easier to read, although I used a serif font here.
Be Aware of Visual Utilities
The biggest type I can give is to be aware of accessibility one of the easiest way is to not remove the right click copy paste functionality this then allows people using Kurzweil and other screen readers and overlays like zoomtext to be used.
Take these things into consideration when writing your next blog post it could really have an impact on your traffic and readership!
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