Web Accessibility More Relevant Than Ever
In light of current circumstances, many of us have been forced to adjust our daily routines and work or study from home. As a result, the use of online applications, platforms and resources has risen exponentially, and to unprecedented numbers. That’s why web accessibility is more relevant than ever. Schools in particular, have had to navigate a very steep learning pathway to ensure that students can continue their education while at home. Their progress so far is highly commendable.
There is no doubt that current changes will have a long lasting impact on the education sector, I imagine that schools will be encouraged to continue to make their learning materials available online for students, for example. Making materials available online comes with many benefits. One advantage is that it is a relatively cost-effective way to provide students access to them.
Developing accessible schools websites is more relevant than ever. Making websites accessible will ensure that all students can learn safely and without any barriers.
At Edu Net Solutions, we are proud to be the only web development company that develops school accessible websites in South Australia. We worked with Vision Australia to create a template that meets WCAG 2.0 Level AA, the minimum guidelines recommended by the Online Accessibility Policy and Toolkit.
Edu Net Solutions is part of a unique and progressive community that aims to make the web accessibility a reality. Another member of this community is TaggedPDF, an Australian company dedicated to making accessible Portable Data Format documents (PDF’S). These must also be made accessible, as they are widely used in all industries.
Just like Edu Net Solutions, TaggedPDF has also worked with Vision Australia and this means you can be certain that you will receive a high quality and reliable service.
If you are a school and want to make your website and its content accessible to all members of our community, please get in touch with us today because web accessibility more relevant than ever.
Written by Kirio Crespo