The biggest barrier to implementing Web accessibility seems to be where to start. People have good intentions and are eager to get behind the idea. However, it’s hard to ignore that there’s a disconnect between intentions and actions. While there are lots of general guidelines for Web accessibility, the challenge is that there are many… Continue reading The biggest barrier to Web accessibility
How do brand colours impact Web accessibility? Turns out, quite a bit. Take a look at the video below for a very clear-cut example of how colour accessibility impacts an audiences’ ability to understand the impact of your brand. As a marketer, it’s your job to recognize that all elements in your brand should have… Continue reading How do brand colours impact Web accessibility?
If I’ve learned anything about accessibility over the past few months, it’s that you can’t just sprinkle in some alt-text and call it a day. You need to make foundational changes to your strategies and overall approach in marketing if you want to consistently produce material that’s inclusive of everyone’s needs. We use the internet… Continue reading How to make Web accessibility a priority (instead of an afterthought)
Is your website any good if people can’t find it? What about if they can’t see or experience it? SEO is the practice of increasing website traffic from major search engines and Web accessibility involves building your web content so that everyone can understand, navigate, and interact with it. The alignment between the two is… Continue reading Web accessibility and SEO
Making your website accessible to everyone should be the standard, not the exception. I’d even argue that web accessibility standards will be the future for both marketing AND your website. Remember when smartphones first came out? All of a sudden we had unlimited access to the internet and became aware of our very limited data… Continue reading Web accessibility should be the standard, not the exception.
Is Web accessibility part of your brand standards? Here’s what you should know as a brand strategist, art director, graphic designer, or marketing professional: Roughly 1 in 4 U.S. adults are living with a disability. Online accessibility is a civil rights issue. 71% of people with a disability will abandon a website that’s difficult to use. … Continue reading Is Web accessibility part of your brand standards?
So, you want to make marketing more accessible? As marketers, we want to get our content in front of as many people as possible, but how can we truly do that if we ignore accessibility? Here are some startling stats that all marketers should consider: 15% of the world’s population experience some form of disability.… Continue reading Four tools to make your marketing more accessible
As a marketer, ensuring that your material is accessible to your audience is becoming more important. While media types and trends constantly change, the need to deliver a clear message to a wide range of people does not. The deeper I dive into the realm of Web accessibility the more I realize that there are… Continue reading Five ways to make marketing that’s more inclusive
Is accessibility part of your social media strategy? Before weaving social media into your marketing strategy, consider that some customers will not be able to understand your message. For example, anyone with limited vision who is using a screen reader often has difficulty navigating social media due to a lack of headers, no keyboard shortcuts,… Continue reading Is accessibility part of your social media strategy?
Often people ask me what about the one skill people will need to be a good marketer. For years, without blinking, I would say that it’s copywriting. Full stop. As a marketer, it’s your job to convey an idea in a way that’s simple and memorable. You’re responsible for taking a big whimsical concept and… Continue reading What’s the most important marketing skill?