Web accessibility: making sure everyone can enjoy your virtual tour

Web accessibility

Accessibility is vital for a modern website. Depending on where your website is based and its purpose; there may be legal requirements to make sure that anyone can access it. But even if you aren’t under a legal duty to make your site accessible, it’s just good business sense to make sure that you aren’t putting off potential customers, or even making it impossible for them to buy from you. That’s why virtual tour web accessibility is vital.

Despite the importance of accessibility many modern websites are designed without any accessibility in mind. However, a few small tweaks are often all that it takes to make a website full compliant with accessibility standards. Whether it’s virtual tour web accessibility or for any other site, it’s worth considering the challenges that visitors might face. Those with visual impairments might need your site to work with a screen reader; so tagging your text correctly and giving images text descriptions is vital. But even things like colour schemes or font sizes need to be considered as these can prevent people with colour blindness or poor eyesight from interacting with your site.

It’s also important to consider people with physical impairments. For many people the internet is their connection with the world. They use it to visit places online they cannot physically. But if you design an interface that limits the devices a visitor can use to interact, they might find themselves prevented from using your site too. That’s why we make sure our virtual tour web accessibility meets the latest W3C standards.

Virtual View makes sure that when you have a virtual space online; whether that’s a shop, a venue, or a tour. Everyone will be able to access it and make full use of its features. This all happens behind the scenes, so the features will remain hidden until they are needed.

Navigation is one of the most important aspects of virtual tour web accessibility. There is no point in a tour you can’t look around. The software allows devices to navigate the tour. It isn’t reliant on someone having a standard mouse, or being able to replicate swipes or gestures that are sometimes difficult even for the most dextrous of people. The software allows devices to navigate the tour.

It also makes items that you can interact with obvious and selectable in a variety of ways. There is little point in a tour where you can’t find out more about what you see. The items are also W3C compliant, so screen readers can detect the text if necessary, or font adjustments applied for those who need a larger text size.

And tours that have audio commentary will come with transcripts. This ensures a visitor with hearing problems will be able access the tour with a live transcript; ensuring they do not miss a thing.

We take care of virtual tour web accessibility. The site will come with all the necessary tags and features to make sure that everyone can take full advantage of your tour, and no-one is prevented. It’s good business sense to make sure customers can access your services, but more importantly having an accessible website is the right thing to do.

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