Accessible website & graphic design
The web should be accessible for absolutely everyone.
Do you know that 15% of the population has a disability that prevents them from accessing most websites? That's over 1 billion people!
A physical or mental disability should never prevent an individual from accessing the world, physical or online.
As a website and graphic design company, we strive to create accessible content for all and educate our clients and others on its importance.
Our Commitment to Accessibility
Mark Brand Boutique is deeply committed to listening, learning, and working towards a more accessible web. Our genuine hope and desire is to design a beautiful online world that can be accessed by all. Listed below are our top accessibility priorities.
Clear Sequential Headings
Proper headings are essential for a fluid user experience. We use proper heading tags with the correct nesting orders. WCAG Success Criterion 2.4.6: Headings and Labels
AAA Color Contrast Ratios
Legible design means considering size and contrast of images, text, and graphic. We strive for AAA (enhanced) legibility ratings. WCAG Success Criterion 1.4.6: Contrast (Enhanced)
Descriptive Buttons & Links
Screen readers require context when translating button and link text. We strive to give the user context about what the link is and where it will take them. WCCAG Success Criterion 2.4.4: Link Purpose (In Context)
Good design is safe for all. Mark Brand Boutique strives to create thoughtful motion and animation that provides alternates from motion graphics and is not excessive in flashing or rapid movement. WCAG Success Criterion 2.2.2: Pause, StopWCAG Success Criterion 2.3.3: Animation from Interactions
Adding Alt Text
Alternative text (alt text) of an image is used by screen readers and SEO bots to provide context. We strive to add alt text to images to improve comprehension on screen readers. WCAG Success Criterion 1.1.1: Non-text Content
The A11Y Checklist
Mark Brand Boutique is not an accessibility consultant, so we can't guarantee that our website designs are free from error or are 100% accessible. However, we strive for accessibility in our website design using the A11Y Checklist and other accessibility tools and The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
It's more than a mission statement, it's deeply personal
A Note from the founder
Sometimes it takes an extra special human to change the world. Meet my dear son, Levi.
Levi was born with Trisomy 21; frequently referenced as 'Down Syndrome' after the British Doctor who identified the condition. There are some medical challenges with having an extra chromosome, but as you can see, Levi is a thriving toddler that deserves to grow up in a world with equal access.
Accessibility should be the right of every person, but it is often denied to marginalized groups, particularly those with disabilities.
Becoming Levi's mom has humbled me to see my bias and ableism; challenged me to listen instead of speak; pushed me past ignorance into empathy; and most importantly, gifted me the purest love.
Will you please join me in making the online world more accessible for Levi and the 1 billion people living with a disability in this world?
With love, Elise
Let's build an inclusive online world that all your customers can enjoy.
The power of web accessibility and inclusion is in creating a world where everyone can thrive! Let's make the web a joyful and inclusive space where everyone can connect and succeed!