Making your website more accessible means that you're making sure that your website is accessible to 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's a few tips:
1. Choose the right template. We've created strikingly beautiful templates that are accessible and fit for 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 these software to "read" them.
| Pro Tip! JAWS, a popular screen reader, puts a limit on image descriptions to 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 content, instead of adding text on your images.
4. Take advantage of header tags. Your site's headings will help your site visitors with screen readers to easily navigate your content and find the information that they need.
5. Use color contrast ratio of 4.5:1. This should help visually impaired visitors to distinguish, say, foreground and background colors on your website. You can also use third party applications like this to simulate how people with visual impairment view your website. Please note that this is a third party program that is beyond our support.
6. Add captions on your videos. Add synchronized captions on your videos as an auxiliary aid to help increase your site's accessibility. Check out how to do that on YouTube here, and Vimeo here.
- Strikingly does not guarantee that using our website service will guarantee or ensure your website's compliance to all accessibility laws and other worldwide regulations.
- As site owners, you are responsible for making your websites compliant with local legislations applicable to you and your site visitors.