January 26, 2012

Be Accessible

published this at 7:42 am

A Guest Post by
Rosemary O’Neill

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You must be accessible if you want to build a human-centered enterprise. I recently participated in a Twitter chat hosted by the Association for Women in Communications (#AWCchat) on the subject of web accessibility, and it made a huge impression on me.

Did you know that people with disabilities are 18% of US population with $175 billion in discretionary spending power? Did you know that adults with disabilities spend 2x as much time online as those without disabilities?

Here are some tips on how to ensure that your web presence is inviting and accessible to visitors with challenges:

…and here’s the bonus…almost all of these tweaks have the extra benefit of helping your SEO at the same time!

Big hat tip to #AWCchat (which happens Thursdays at 11:30am CST) and the co-host (and source of the statistics) Glenda Watson Hyatt, who is known as The Left Thumb Blogger. You are vessels for good in the world!

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Author’s Bio: Rosemary O’Neill is an insightful spirit who works for social strata — a top ten company to work for on the Internet . Check out their blog. You can find her on Google+ and on Twitter as @rhogroupee
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Thank you, Rosemary!

You’re irresistible!

ME “Liz” Strauss

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3 Comments to “Be Accessible”

  1. January 26th, 2012 at 11:11 am
    Sheila Scarborough said

    Thanks so much for this post; isn’t Glenda amazing?

    The transcript for the #awcchat on accessibility is available on Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/li/3907

  2. January 26th, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    Rosemary ONeill said

    Yes, I was impressed with her! Thanks for posting the transcript link Sheila.

  3. January 26th, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    Glenda Watson Hyatt said

    Rosemary, a great summary post! I’m glad to hear the topic of web accessibility spoke to you. Let me know if you have any questions or how I may be of service to you.

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