Web Accessibility: Why you should care & why it matters

av | maj 20, 2024 | blog, Compliance, WCAG

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, ensuring that websites and mobile applications are accessible to all users, including those with disabilities, is not just a noble goal — it is an imperative. Web accessibility means creating web environments that are usable for people in a wide range of situations, including those affected by temporary, permanent, or situational disabilities.  

Why web accessibility is crucial 

Inclusivity and market reach: Approximately 1 in 4 adults in Europe faces some form of disability that affects their interaction with digital platforms. By prioritizing accessibility, you can cater to a broader audience, enhancing user satisfaction and inclusivity. 

Legal and compliance requirements: Adhering to standards like the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is not only about legal compliance but also about upholding the rights of all users to access digital content equally. Quickchannel is fully committed to these standards, ensuring our platform meets and exceeds WCAG requirements. 

Improved user experience: Accessible design benefits everyone. Features like captions, audio descriptions, and easy-to-navigate interfaces improve the user experience for all, not just those with disabilities.  

How Quickchannel supports Web accessibility 

At Quickchannel, we’re dedicated to ensuring our video platform is accessible to all users. Our platform includes features such as: 

Captions and audio descriptions: These are critical for users who are deaf or hard of hearing and for those with visual impairments

Accessible player controls: Our video player is operable via keyboard inputs and includes accessible controls that are easy to navigate

High contrast ratios: Ensuring all text and interactive elements meet contrast ratio requirements to assist users with visual impairments

By integrating accessibility features into your digital content, you not only comply with legal standards but also champion the rights of all users to have equal access to information. This approach not only broadens your market reach but also demonstrates a commitment to inclusivity and social responsibility. 

Learn more and download our whitepaper 

For a deeper understanding of web accessibility and how it can benefit your organization, download our comprehensive whitepaper, ”Web Accessibility: Why You Should Care & Why It Matters”. This whitepaper provides detailed insights into the importance of web accessibility, the benefits it brings, and practical steps to implement it effectively.


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