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10 Best Practices of Accessible Museums Websites

“This article explores ten high-impact areas you should consider to enhance your website’s accessibility and bring it into conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the set of rules and practices that aims to define web accessibility. In this context, the word “accessibility” means that users of assistive technologies (such as screen readers, zoom/screen magnifiers, voice dictation, and more) can use your website, because it has been built in a way that provides an equitable experience for all visitors, including those with disabilities.


Implementing the following advice drastically improves the accessibility of a website, but it is important to note that these are not the only steps necessary for conformance. There are best practices around content, design, and coding not covered by this article or WCAG that are equally essential for creating an equitable and enjoyable website experience for all. The following suggestions are not exhaustive, but support museums in making strides towards creating inclusive online offerings…”