Accessible Websites

Physio123 specialise in accessible websites. All websites designed by Physio123 are designed to meet all accessibility standards.

What is Web Accessibility?

Many people using the internet have disabilities that may prevent them from using websites in a way that an average user would. Physio123 design websites that account for these disabilities and making your website accessible to them.

What type of disabilities are we talking about here?

Disabilities that make the Web a little harder for somebody to navigate includes:

  • Visual impairments - colour-blindness, poor vision, or blindness
  • Hearing impairments
  • Cognitive and/or learning disabilities,
  • Reduced motor functions - such as the loss of movement caused by a stroke

Why write accessible websites?

Right now you might be asking yourself, "Why should I bother with all this? Will this accessibility mean extra work that your budget won't allow for?"

Here is a list of reasons to build accessible websites:

  • An accessible website will make you more money
  • It might be the law
  • An accessible website will not cost you any more money to design.
  • Your website will appear higher in the search engines
  • The usability of your website will be enhanced
  • It's the right thing to do

It will make you more money!

Accessibility is about including as many customers as possible, which can lead to more patients for your practice.

It might be the law

In the UK all websites should comply with the Disability Discrimination Act which requires that all organisations with a website do not discriminate against certain users. In the United States, all government-run websites must comply with Section 508 to ensure websites are accessible to people with disabilities. Other countries and have similar laws that are to protect disabled internet users being discriminated against.

Google is Blind - Accessible websites appear higher in the search engines!

Google (the most important website user) is blind. Google sends out search engine spiders to read your website. This is a very similar way to the way partially sighted people browse the internet. If your practice's website is accessible it will automatically rewarded by a high ranking. This high ranking will mean your website will receive more visitors, and patients for your practice. Therefore, choosing an accessible website for your practice is very good for your bottom line.

It's the right thing to do

You should never impose undue difficulty on somebody just because they are not just like you. Your website should be accessible to as many people as possible.

How Physio123 can help

Physio123 help practices update their existing websites or design new websites for their practice to meet the current accessibility standards. We provide:

  • accessibility consultancy
  • accessibility testing
  • modifying existing websites to meet current disability legislation
  • re-designing an existing website to become accessible

Web accessibility is about making your website accessible to all Internet users (both disabled and non-disabled). In addition to complying with the law, an accessible website can reap huge benefits on to your website and your business.

For more information on how we can help your practice please contact us.