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Designing Your Site For Lowest-Common-Denominator Accessibility

Site owners have an obligation to ensure that their Web site is accessible to Internet users with disabilities, and the increased use of the mobile Web makes that lowest-common-denominator access doubly important. Stoney deGeyter lists some features that you should check to make sure that all users can get to the info on your site, starting with the doctype declaration.

Browsers use the doctype info to identify which version of HTML your site is coded in, so each page should specify this information. If you use Cascading style sheets (CSS) to give your site a uniform look and feel, make sure that they can be turned off so that the site can be rendered by browsers that don't use them. Try to include resizable fonts whenever possible, and include alt tag info for all images.



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