I'm a visually challenged artist who blogs and who is also into applying basic white hat SEO techniques. I'm focused on having fully accessible blogs that those who are not blessed with good eyesight can read with ease and want to return to time and tome again.
As an artist I'm also fully aware of the effects of color and design on human emotions. As a blogger I'm fully aware that many fonts do not render well in all browsers or on all operating systems or all all devices used for web access. When it comes to my blogs my aim is to create a level playing field for all readers whether or not they are "challenged" or "disabled," and whether or not they are dial-up service or broadband, and regardless of which device they use to achieve web access.
Aside from making a blog accessible to visually challenged readers, including those who are colorblind, and those who cope with epilepsy, etc. did you know that:
(1) An accessible website is more likely to be ranked well with the search engines than an inaccessible website will be ranked;
(2) By designing a colorblind accessible website and visually challenged accessible site, you are also targeting improved viewing via PDAs, 3G phones, iphones, notebooks, and similar technological devices that are used for web access.
Just saying .. For most of my life I was not a challenged or disabled person. The challenges I face now are very recent. I entered cyberspace previous to these challenges being a factor for me, and found that is the one space that the able bodied and disabled can actually be on a level playing field. Alleluia!
So my personal experience is one reason I'm focused on accessibility. The other is my mindset. I blog for my readers not for myself in my publicly available blogs. The more the merrier.:) Just as I endeavor to be a hospitable and accommodating hostess in my own home, I endeavor to be a hospitable and accommodating hostess on my blogs.
Just saying ... best wishes to all bloggers who place accessibility at the top of their blogging goals list. As for the self stroking able bodied folks, who don't give damn, what can I say that wouldn't be said without breaking into a belly laugh?