Multilingual website translations are a giant step towards getting as much traffic and as many eyes on your website as possible in the countries you want do business with.
In addition, you’ll hear us talking about localisation and SEO regularly. They’re key elements of premium multilingual website translations.
But, have you heard about digital accessibility? If not, where have you been hiding? It’s equally as important for your native English text besides your multilingual website translations.
2021 marks the tenth anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). This year there’s a big focus on digital accessibility, perhaps because it’s a more recent concept than physical accessibility.
GAAD’s website summarises digital accessibility as follows –
“Every user deserves a first-rate digital experience on the web. Someone with a disability must be able to experience web-based services, content and other digital products with the same successful outcome as those without disabilities. This awareness and commitment to inclusion is the goal of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a global event that shines a light on digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities.”
So, that gives you an idea of the sorts of things that are coming up in conversations about multilingual website translations, for example –
- Captioning videos – This includes text for hard of hearing users and/or voiceovers for sight impaired users.
- Alt text for images – WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) found that 66% of a million home pages analysed in 2020 were missing image alt text.
Accutranslate has been the first choice for multilingual website translations for many businesses and organisations for years. We can help with text translations for video captioning and image alt text, plus voiceovers in other languages.
Please get in touch with us for more information about multilingual website translations with digital accessibility at heart. Or to upgrade existing multilingual websites with any digitally accessible features you don’t currently have.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)