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Website Accessibility for Law Firms
Law firms should make web accessibility a priority. Even if your firm’s website has been recently redesigned, if it isn’t accessible to people with disabilities then there is still work to be done.
“Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web. Web accessibility also benefits others, including older people with changing abilities due to aging.”—W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
When you make this a priority, you improve usability for all users. Accessibility also offers SEO benefits and improves your website’s performance in organic search results. There are numerous business advantages for ensuring website accessibility. Not only that, you can avoid the legal and reputational risks of having an inaccessible website, which can be considerable.
Thankfully, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 provides an internationally accepted standard. Developers usually look to meet the standards outlined under WCAG 2.0, Level AA. fSquared Marketing has the expertise and experience to help your law firm meet these guidelines.
Our services include:
- Web accessibility audit
- Web accessibility site remediation
- Web development services—designing for accessibility
Law firms looking to avoid legal and reputational risks should ensure their website meets accessibility standards. Accessibility legislation is evolving and becoming more rigorous. Designing for accessibly can help your law firm protect its brand and reputation while ensuring access to the law for all.
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“There is beauty in simplicity. The challenge is how best to create exceptional web design while keeping everything accessible. Paying close attention to details such as typographic choice and colour treatment allows us to create something that is both meaningful and easy to read for all – no matter their physical ability.”