One of my favorite WordCamp Atlanta presentations was Nancy Thanki’s on accessibility (slideshow above). Every website owner should work toward making websites that welcome all users, including users with disabilities, and Thanki provided a solid overview of related technologies, concerns, and steps to achieve just that. What’s nice is that improving your site’s accessibility also boosts SEO and site performance, so there’s no downside (in the words of Michael Scott, it’s a win-win-win solution).
6 key takeaways to building more accessible sites:
1) Use descriptive image titles and alt tags
When uploading images to your site, make sure the image title and alt tags describe an image’s content (“woman-in-sheer-blue-dress.jpg”), instead of using default or generic labels (“img4327.jpg”).