Classical Musicians Scotland

Classical Musicians Scotland logo

A website Accessibility Audit was carried out for Classical Musicians Scotland. There were several areas which had to be improved to reach WCAG 2.1. AA.

The main accessibility issues were the following:

  • Colour contrast issues especially on the Artist pages with white text over a light grey background. The light grey was darkened to meet WCAG 2.1 AA requirements.
  • Alt descriptions were missing on the Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook footer linked images. These now have descriptive alternative text.
  • Due to a fixed width design the text went off the screen when the browser was zoomed to 170%. Unable to fix this without a new template design.

The “One Click Accessibility” plugin was added to the site to add more helpful features.

The website will be upgraded to a fully mobile friendly responsive and accessible design in the coming years.

Visit the Classical Musicians Scotland (external link).

JOM Charity Accessibility

A website Accessibility Audit was carried out for JOM Charity. There were several areas which had to be improved to reach WCAG 2.1. AA standards, whch included:

  • Main navigation bar colour was darkened, as it had a colour contrast fail, making it difficult to see for some users.
  • Colour contrast issues with text colour too light on a white background.
  • Alt descriptions were missing on several images where a description was necessary.
  • A “Skip to Content” link was added, for keyboard only users. This allows them to avoid the navigation links, and go straight to the content.

An Accessibility Statement was added to the website to highlight the faults and improvements made to the accessibility of the site.

Visit JOM Charity (external link) website to view the full Accessibility Statement.

Accessibility audit – Ouzman IP

I carried out a website Accessibility Audit for Ouzman IP recently. There were several areas which had to be improved to reach WCAG 2.1. AA standards, whch included:

  • Colour contrast factors with text over a background photograph. The photographs in headers were removed and replaced with a dark colour background.
  • Alt descriptions were missing on a couple of linked images. Now added e.g. Twitter logo in the footer section.
  • Tab focus state not highlighted. Now highlighting when using tab key.

There were a couple of accessibility issues which could not be fixed until a new template or web design is developed.

An Accessibility Statement was added to the website to highlight the faults and improvements made to the accessibility of the site.

Visit Ouzman IP (external link) website to view the Accessibility Statement.

Accessible Aromatherapy website

I created a website for Glasgow based aromatherapy consulant Tilly Aromatherapy. The design was chosen to not only look good, but to have clear accessible content.

An Accessiblity Statement page was added to the website, giving people some background info of the steps taken to improve accessibility. Visit website.

Screenshot of Tilly Aromatherapy website home page

Accessibility

I have recently carried out an audit to analyse the acccessibility of my website.

The findings and fixes using the WAVE Tool installed on my Firefox Browser and manual checks were the following.

⦁ Colour contrast issues with text on coloured background. Now fixed.
⦁ Alt descriptions missing on a few images. Now fixed.
⦁ Tab focus state not highlighted. Now added.
⦁ “Skip to Main Content” link added.
⦁ “One Click Accessibility” plugin activated providing more options to navigate the website.

I aim to keep improving the design and content updates of the website to WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
If you have experienced an accessibility problem when visiting this website then let me know?
Please email: alan@aawebsolutions.co.uk

Carloway Community

CCA (Carloway Community Association) on the Isle of Lewis aim to promote the well-being of the community largely through the management and development of a community owned and community led facility, to promote social, environmental, cultural, heritage, commercial, and sporting activities.

CCA needed a bright and functional website for members and residents of the area.

This WordPress based website gives Members the ability to login and post news and photos if needed.

Technology Used

WordPress, Adobe Photoshop

Website

Click here to view the site.

Cert2Pass Driving Lessons Glasgow

Cert2Pass is a West End of Glasgow based driving school which required a new web design to update their old unresponsive site which also contained outdated Flash videos.

The design features a close-up view of this driving school’s rooftop advertising which required some Photoshop editing to look good on the site.

I also featured client comments gathered from Facebook on several pages to highlight this West End of Glasgow business successes.

Cert 2 Pass car with company sign

Technology Used

Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver

Click here to visit the website.

West Highland Wags

West Highland Wags Dog Walking and Care

West Highland Wags offer a professional, trustworthy and reliable dog care service.

Based in Milngavie and covering Milngavie, Bearsden, Westerton and Strathblane.

A responsive designed website with photo slider to feature some nice pictures of my clients dogs.

Technology Used

Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop were used to create the website.

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MindBreath Coaching

MindBreath Coaching Milngavie

Glasgow based Mindfulness and Holistic coach specialising in meditation and dynamic breathing exercises.

Professional and responsive designed website with options to expand and enhance in the future.

Technology Used

Google Sites and Adobe Photoshop were utilised to create the website and new logo.

Visit Site – Click Here

Station Barbers Bearsden

A Bearsden based business who are passionate about barbering and offer a wide range of men’s grooming products.

Station Barbers Bearsden

A simple but professional website featuring an online booking page.

Technology Used

Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop were used to create this responsive website.

Visit site – Click Here