Website Accessibility: What Is It and Why Is It So Important?

Podcast host

Phil Vallender

Phil Vallender


Episode summary

Website accessibility is a topic that gets talked about a lot, but often gets overlooked in website design and development. However, it's actually a crucial element, not just for inclusion, but also for SEO and reaching the widest possible audience.

In this episode, Phil breaks down exactly what website accessibility means, the different types like screen reader accessibility, captions for videos, alt text for images, colour contrast, and more. He'll explain how making a website accessible improves usability and findability in search engines. Most importantly, he discusses why accessibility matters – to provide equal access and inclusion for all users, regardless of ability.