Technology for accessing the web is changing quickly. In this WordPress tutorial, Carrie Dils explains what accessible content means and how having a mobile-friendly and flexible design can dramatically impact site traffic, social shares, sales, or subscribers.
- Ten years ago I wouldn't have imagined such reliance on my phone. Now, I literally have the web at my fingertips anytime I need it and I feel lost if I forget it. I'm wondering what internet access will look like ten years in the future. It's fun to imagine the variety of ways we'll be able to access content on the web. But in order for us to do that, our content needs to be flexible enough to display in a wide variety of environments. The idea of accessible content simply means that your website content is available to anyone, regardless of the device their using to access it.
It could be a blind person using a screen reader, a prehistoric flip phone, or even a dashboard of a car. The more accessible your website is, the more people you're enabling to consume your content. That means the potential for more traffic, more social shares, more sales, or more email subscribers. And who doesn't want that? By making your website mobile friendly, you're taking the first step toward greater accessibility.