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How to Build an Accessible Website

Is your website accessible? Here are some tips to make your site navigation easier for those with a variety of impairments:

- use high contrast colours between text and background

- use colour AND underlines to indicate a hyperlink for those with colour deficiencies

- use colourblind webpage filter tool to check how your site may appear to those with difference colour deficiencies

- design your menus to be navigated easily by keyboard

- use shapes (like a rectangle) to indicate a selected item

- use contextual hyperlinks (ex. instead of "click here" label the hyperlink "about us")

- make alternative content available (ex. closed captioned or described video)

- use alt text for images to help describe an image when it does not load properly (hot tip: this also boosts your SEO)

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