It has been an interesting journey researching about the many facets of visual impairment: from what causes it, how it affects people and what is available to help with internet access.
The most important discovery for me is how I now view websites from a different perspective, and can see immediately that some web designers have not taken into account people with visual impairments whilst designing websites.
Our assessment included creating a simple 2 page website and test for accessibility. I decided to create a website on The Four Agreements which is a book that I bought on audio several years ago, which made me think of it. It’s a practical and simple philosophy based on Toltec Wisdom.
The website is simple and clean. It has clear text that is larger than average and bold. The colours have been chosen to suit people with colour blindness and the navigation is at the very top for clear accessibility of use. The navigation hover has been given a background colour to clearly show when the mouse is over the navigation. Appropriate alt tags and title tags have been provided with images.
Click here for The Four Agreements