Webinar Recap: Web Accessibility 101 - Elevate Your Digital Presence

Webinar Recap: Web Accessibility 101 - Elevate Your Digital Presence

Jun 19, 2024
by jessicadunbar

Our recent Web Accessibility 101 webinar was a huge success, and we were thrilled to have so many of you join us. If you couldn't make it or want to revisit some of the key points, and video, here’s a recap of what we covered and why it’s essential for your digital presence.

Web accessibility isn't just a trendy term; it’s a fundamental aspect of creating a user-friendly digital environment. We kicked off the webinar by breaking down what web accessibility means:

  • Inclusive Design: Ensuring that websites are usable by everyone, including people with disabilities.
  • Enhanced User Experience: How accessible design benefits all users, leading to better overall user satisfaction.

Navigating the Legal Landscape

Next, we delved into the legal aspects of web accessibility:

  • Compliance Requirements: An overview of the laws and regulations you need to be aware of, such as the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines).
  • Risk Management: How staying compliant can help you avoid legal pitfalls and demonstrate your commitment to inclusivity.

Benefits of Inclusive Digital Experiences

We also explored the numerous benefits of creating accessible websites:

  • Broader Audience Reach: Accessible websites can be used by a more diverse audience, including those with disabilities.
  • SEO Advantages: How accessibility improvements can also enhance your search engine rankings.
  • Brand Reputation: Building a reputation as an inclusive and socially responsible brand.

Insights from accessiBe

A highlight of the webinar was the segment with our special guests from accessiBe. They shared their expertise on:

  • Best Practices: Practical tips and tools for making your digital assets accessible.
  • Real-World Examples: Success stories of businesses that have benefited from adopting accessible design.

What’s Next?

We believe that web accessibility is a continuous journey. Here are some steps you can take following the webinar:

  1. Audit Your Website: Use tools like those provided by accessiBe to assess your current level of accessibility.
  2. Implement Changes: Start incorporating accessible design principles into your web development processes.
  3. Stay Informed: Keep up with the latest in web accessibility standards and best practices.

Join the Conversation

We encourage you to share your thoughts and experiences with web accessibility. Join our forum discussions on Discourse and follow us on social media for ongoing updates and tips.

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the webinar. Your commitment to creating an inclusive digital world is inspiring. If you missed the live session or want to rewatch it, the recording is now available on our YouTube channel.

Stay tuned for more webinars and resources from Concrete CMS. Together, we can build a web that works for everyone.

Concrete CMS Team