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The Tab Test  

Posted on 27 October 2022 A computer keyboard that has some keys spelling out the words TheTabTest

A test that anyone can do!

Would you like a quick way to find out if the website you are on is accessible to disabled people?

Let me tell you about The Tab Test!

This is so easy that anyone can do it, on any website!

Website accessibility is a complicated subject, it is very technical and it is easy to get lost in the jargon. It is important to not get too distracted by that. Fundamentally it is straightforward.

Most of us, including myself, use a keyboard and a mouse. We can also see the screen, so accessing a website is something that we just do automatically, without thinking about it. We visit websites to find out things, buy things and download things.

However, if you are unable to use any or all of these things, you still want to visit websites and find out things, buy things and download things.

Websites could all be accessible if they followed the rules

If websites are built to the standards that have been available since as far back as 1999, everyone will be able to do these things.

The problem is that 97.4% out of 1 million websites tested last year, failed basic accessibility tests.

What are these tests? How can you know if the website you are on is accessible to disabled people?

Well, one very simple way is to try the Tab Test. This is something that anyone can do, on any website.

Please watch this video for a demonstration.

If the website you are on fails the Tab Test, why not let the website owners know? It is something that can be easily fixed and, by doing this one simple thing, they will have made their website more accessible for disabled people.

That is not the whole issue, of course, it is just one tiny part of it. However, we all have to start from somewhere.

Start today.

Let us all Change the World, One Website at a Time. Together.

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Follow this link to download my free pdf on making your website content more accessible

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Clive Loseby

Access by Design

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