Make Your Strikingly Website More Accessible

Making your website more accessible means that you're making sure that your site can be accessed by everyone, including people with disabilities. This way, everyone can enjoy your services, access data from your website, or enjoy your work. 


To improve your site's accessibility, here are a few tips:


1. Choose the right template. We've created strikingly beautiful templates that are accessible and fit your needs. You can choose your template from our Discover Page


2. Add alt-text to your images. Visually impaired people might use assistive software to browse through your website. You can add your image descriptions via alt-text to help this software "read" them. 


| Pro Tip! JAWS, a popular screen reader, limits image descriptions at 125 characters. Keep it short and simple! 


3. Use clear and easy-to-read fonts. Fonts play a critical part in your overall website design. We have several fonts available for you to choose from. While some fonts are more legible than others, pick one that doesn't compromise your style. 


| Pro Tip! Use text blocks to create content, instead of adding text to your images.  


4. Take advantage of header tags. Your site's headings will help visitors with screen readers easily navigate your content and find the information that they need. 

5. Use a color contrast ratio of 4.5:1. This should help visually impaired visitors distinguish, say, foreground and background colors on your website. You can also use third-party applications like Color Oracle to simulate how people with visual impairments view your website. Please note that this is a third-party program that is beyond our support. 


6. Add captions to your videos. Add synchronized captions to your videos as an auxiliary aid to help increase your site's accessibility. Check out how to do that on YouTube here and on Vimeo here


Please note:

  • Strikingly does not guarantee that using our website service will guarantee or ensure your website's compliance with all accessibility laws and other worldwide regulations. 
  • As site owners, you are responsible for making your websites compliant with local legislation applicable to you and your site visitors. 



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