Why Web Accessibility is Important to SEO

18 Aug
How some search engine optimization can help the disabled

Accessibility and SEO can go Hand in Hand

Make your website more appealing to all by using accessibility and SEO. Now to be completely clear, SEO and accessibility are two very different things but their values do overlap. Accessibility cares solely about the disabled user and SEO concentrates on user experience, but there are a few things that will do both for your site.

The reason I bring this up now is because of an earlier post called "5 reason why you should never use a flash intro" that talked a little about Flash and Accesibility. It got me thinking about how I haven't mentioned other aspects and the importance of site accessibility. Not only from a legal standpoint, but also from an ethical one, every site owner should think about how they can better the user experience for the disabled. But in doing so, you can also improve your SEO and it also creates a much better, well organized site.

How SEO and Accessibility Overlap

  • The Familiar Flash- As I have said before, if your site is filled with flash and a description isn't present, a disabled person will n