The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.Tim Berners-Lee
Welcome all visitors equally
The vast majority of visitors to your website will have the benefit of being able to experience the full power of both the internet and the capability of your web development team. This, however, is not the case for everybody…
In 2017 the BBC suggested that the disabled population (which numbered 13.9 million and 19% of working adults) spent over £249 billion pounds a year. Equally a Forbes article from 2016 claims that 71% of disabled people will immediately leave a website that is not accessible.
Unbiased & Equal
CBJ Digital is an equal opportunities employer and assesses the applications of all individuals based solely on ability.
Accessible & Usable
CBJ Digital believes that the internet should be accessible to everyone and will build websites that comply with WCAG standards using the appropriate attributes to label content to achieve this goal.
Capable & Suitable
CBJ Digital will monitor the standards and capabilities of modern screen readers to ensure projects we develop are fully compatible.
Promote & Encourage
As a business CBJ Digital is committed to spreading the word of accessibility, especially in the online community.
So why should you make your website ‘accessible’. CBJ Digital believes there are four good reasons together with one debunked excuse.
Reason 1 – Financial
Not only is there a significant section of the market who will not visit or use a non-accessible website, there is also the fact that online transactions cost the business significantly less that offline transactions. Moving transactions to online for all abilities will decrease the actual cost of each transaction.
Reason 2 – Innovation
Online technology and innovation is moving forward at a frightening rate and with it is the opportunity to develop new techniques and methods that can change the way people interact with your online presence.
Reason 3 – Legal
There are upwards of 3,000 legal cases in America relating to websites not being accessible. In many states it is now law for businesses above a certain size to have an accessible website. You do not have to be a clairvoyant to see that this requirement is going to cross the Atlantic and present businesses in the UK with similar issues if we do not address the situation first.
Reason 4 – Ethical
Approximately 30% of the websites in the UK could be considered as being accessible. Interestingly, almost 100% of all businesses advise Companies House through their annual report that they are an equal opportunities employer…
Excuse 1 – It is too expensive
If you are trying to retrofit accessibility then the costs involved are going to be a little higher, but planning with your developer at the outset of a project can eliminate pretty much all of these costs as the project can be coded from the outset with accessibility in mind rather than revisiting it and in effect doing the work twice.
See more of our work
Our highly skilled team of developers have on many different projects over more than 25 years bringing them to life, fulfilling the vision as well as the functionality to deliver the expected results. We are proud of every one of them and below are some examples of what we have achieved.