Some WAI Guidelines that Every Hotelier Must Follow While Developing the Site

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The following article provides exclusive information about WAI guidelines that will let you make your hotel website user-friendly and easily accessible. Let's check out what are these guidelines.

 

In today's time, websites have become an integral part of everybody's lives. Most of the people use internet not only to get information, but also for many purposes such as hotel booking, meeting with new people, shopping, stay updated with latest news, talking to others, etc. If we talk about advantages of the internet, you will find them endless. But unfortunately, these sites are not made for everyone and especially, disabled person. The top reason behind this is that most of the website developers ignore the disabled one and therefore, it becomes very difficult to access the portal.

 

There are numerous people in all over the world that have disability issues with partial vision, dyslexia, hearing or eyesight problem. In this regard, W3C has published some guidelines and techniques that will help you to build and test the website. By following these guidelines, you can make your portal user-friendly and easy to navigate. Here are these guidelines and techniques that you must follow:-

 

Use Natural Language on Your Website

If you are a hotelier and planning to develop a site, then you should use easy to read and natural language or text on your website. Always keep in the mind that you have to deal with the people who are not too good in English language. This problem may occur, if the visitor doesn't have English as the  mother tongue.

 

Don't Forget to Validate CSS and HTML

If we talk about Assistive technology, it works good with a valid format. You can evaluate your portal by two ways – using W3C validator and by validating add-on for Firefox. By using validator, you can easily identify your site related errors.

 

Usage of Enhanced Assistive Technologies

On the website, every site owner should use enhanced assistive technologies to make web content more accessible. Their best examples are head pointers and screen readers. By using these tools, the people with mobility issues can navigate the site without any hassle.

 

Optimize Your Website

Every webmaster should optimize your portal by using ALT tags, audio transcripts, video descriptions, client-site map, etc. Once you have done with all of these, don't forget to validate your site by using the tool.

 

Simply put, if you want to make your hotel website user-friendly, then you should follow all these guidelines and techniques. By doing so, you can make your site accessible to all. Besides, if you don't have any idea how to develop a portal as per WAI guidelines, then you can approach a professional company that has vast experience in this field.

 

About The Author: admin

Nimesh lives in Phoenix with his wife and two children. His personal interests include technology, the hotel industry, spirituality and the Laws of Success. Nimesh Dinubhai is also lifelong member of AAHOA and Vantage Hospitality and their preferred service provider for hotel website design, development, marketing and all related internet services.

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