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Accessibility Audit

leeaurila profile image Deep Dive Tech ・2 min read

Hey guys,

I am here to discuss with you guys about accessibility on the web. But why is it important the web should be accessible?

It is important that the Web be accessible to everyone in order to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with disabilities. People can have internet connection issues and many other reasons why the Web is not accessible, so this is why it is so important.

For companies like Walmart, who is a very well known company by shopping in person, or by the web. It is essential their website is in the best shape to perform.

I ran a Web audit on the website itself and here were my results on accessibility with a max of 100...

Performance: 23
Accessibility: 98
Best Practices: 73
SEO: 77

After analyzing the scores, it's obvious the performance is lacking but the accessibility is near perfect. I went into web.dev to investigate the reason why...

  • Eliminate render-blocking resources
  • Remove unused JavaScript
  • Initial response time was short

So after discovering the issues behind the curtains of performance, it's safe to say that people with slower internet connection will have a frustrating time at browsing this specific website.

But wait we aren't finished...

Next thing I did was to run a WAVE Audit.

WAVE is a web accessibility evaluation tool developed by WebAIM.org. it provides visual feedback about the accessibility of your web content by injecting icons as you can see and also indicators in your page.

No automated tool can tell you if your page is accessible, but WAVE facilitates human evaluation and educates about accessibility issues which is very neat and easy to use.

Video:
https://youtu.be/Wgcrqa6_c3w

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