Physio123 understand the importance of web accessibility. All websites designed by Physio123 are designed to meet all accessibility requirements.
What is Web Accessibility?
Many people using the Internet have a disability which might stop them from using websites in ways that a normal user would. Physio123 design websites that address these problems by creating websites that are accessible to people with disabilities.
What type of disabilities are we talking about here?
Disabilities that my hinder a users web experience may include:
- Visual impairments: Blindness, poor vision, and colour blindness.
- Hearing impairments.
- Cognitive/learning disabilities.
- Reduced motor functions: these include the loss of movement caused by a stroke.
Here is a list of reasons why it is necessary to build accessible websites:
- More money.
- The website must conform with the law.
- No further costs of design.
- High rankings of the search engine.
- Enhancement of the usability of the website.
More visitors - more money!
Because many people visiting a Physical Therapy website might have some kind of disability, you would be losing out if these potential patients could not access the necessary information.
Accessibility is about including as many potential customers as possible, which can lead to more patients for your practice.
In the US, all government run websites must comply with Section 508 to ensure that websites are accessible to people who have disabilities. Other countries also have similar laws to protect disabled Internet users being discriminated against.
Google is blind: Accessible websites will appear at or near the top of the search engine
Google, which is the most important website user, is blind. Google sends out search engine spiders to assess your website. This is a very similar way to the way partially sighted people browse the Internet. If your practice’s website is accessible it will automatically be rewarded by a ranking that is at or near the top. This high ranking will mean your website will receive more visitors, and potential patients for your practice. Therefore, choosing an accessible website for your practice is very good for your bottom line.
It's the right thing to do
You should never impose undue difficulty on somebody just because they are not just like you. Your website should be accessible to as many people as possible.
How Physio123 can help
Physio123 help practices design new or update their existing websites for their practice to meet the current accessibility standards. We provide:
- Accessibility consultancy.
- Accessibility testing.
- Modification of existing websites to meet current disability legislation.
- Redesign of existing websites to make them more accessible.
Website accessibility is all about making your website accessible to all Internet users (both non disabled and disabled). An accessible website can reap huge benefits on to your website and your business in addition to complying with the law.
For more information on how we can help your practice please contact us
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