Perceivability

Page content and information must be presented to users in a way in which they can perceive it clearly, avoiding confusion or users struggling to access parts of a site.

One way of making information more perceivable is to offer more than one way of receiving it. An example of this would be using written text as well as a spoken walkthrough that can be played out loud. This allows users of the site with partial sight to be able to access the text without confusion or help from anyone else.

Web content should also be both desktop and mobile friendly so it can be accessed at short notice on all devices. This avoids restricting any web user from seeing the site, whether they own a smartphone, a tablet, a PC or a laptop.

Another key element of perceivability is designing in such a way that the user can navigate around the site quickly and easily. This includes clear, well placed search bars, buttons and drop downs. The text on the site should also be sized appropriately so that a user can decide what is a title, what is a subtitle and what is more of a paragraph.