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How Drupal 8 Helps to Make Your Website More Accessible to All

by IDS Logic Pvt. Ltd. Software Outsourcing Company

Have you ever thought about how your potential customers can access your site from any location?  The power of web is immense and access to it by everyone, irrespective of any challenges is an essential aspect. 

Web accessibility is a means to ensure equal access for people in a daily life and in the digital world, web and mobile accessibility refers to adopting some good practices for a more inclusive environment.

Designers of websites should always remember that the needs of people having some disability can increase their reliance on technology for any tasks that include communication and information. 

Before we set forth to unleash how Drupal 8 can help you with accessibility for mobile, let’s understand what web accessibility is and its importance.

What is Web Accessibility?

By web accessibility, it is meant that all your websites work best for the widest possible audience. Usually people refer it with screen readers or even any visual disabilities. 

The WWW Consortium has introduced some specific guidelines to attain certain levels of accessibility of the site so that it is useful to maximum people, even those with any sort of disability. It is accepted as a standard to measure when we talk about web accessibility and the information that is presented to the user.

The Benefits and Importance of Web Accessibility:  

With the growing importance of the internet in our daily life, if the information that you want to convey through your Drupal 8 website to your audience is not easily accessible, then you may turn them away before they even get to the door.

Also Read:Things You Should Know About Drupal Security to Ironclad Your Website from Attacks

Helps in SEO: Accessibility is directly related to following the best practices for SEO and this helps to increase the visibility of your web page.

Develop Positive Public Relations:  Having a good accessible website often helps to build your reputation in the market. If you want to stand out of the competition, then being accessible to everyone is a good option and it also demonstrates your social responsibility.

Growth in Business: Another most important benefit of creating accessible websites is that it helps business organizations to widen their reach and expand easily to newer markets.

How Drupal 8 Helps to Create Better Accessible Websites?

Drupal 8 CMS development offers the ability to manage and control the web content in a very systematic manner. The platform has been built so that it adheres to the WWW consortium standards. While the initiative was started with Drupal 7, the latest version addresses some of the best accessibility features:

Improved Contrast: Drupal 8 comes with core themes that have a higher contrast and these improved contrasts helps the designers to create attractive websites.

Buttons Instead of Links: The common practice among website owners is to use the anchor texts as call to action instead of using buttons. 

Drupal 8 development helps to use buttons rather than links. This is an added advantage when a user views the site under bright light on a mobile phone or tab.

Form Errors: Drupal CMS development provides an option to improve the accessibility. The form errors are presented by default after submission and are highlighted in red. Drupal 8 allows visually challenged people to know what the image is all about

Aural Alert: A screen reader only helps to look at one part of the page at a time. So, if there are any changes on the page, the reader remains unaware of it. A JavaScript method in Drupal 8 enables the screen reader to read it aloud to the viewers with a string in compliance with ARIA.

Tabbing: This is a feature of JavaScript in Drupal 8 that assists the users to move around the website’s page with a key tab in the keyword and this helps to control where and how the users can tab into the context on the page.

Summary:

Any website should meet the accessibility standards, so that maximum people can view it and take its advantage. Drupal 8 has come up with some features that help to develop sites that are easily accessible. 


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