Squarespace, Wix, & Weebly: Accessibility Review

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Squarespace, Wix, & Weebly: Accessibility Review

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When starting out, website owners are drawn to DIY (Do It Yourself) services like Squarespace, Wix and Weebly. Besides other issues associated with these one should consider how accessible the site you create will be, especially if you are planning a long term relationship with one of them.

Terrill Thompson, technology accessibility specialist, created accounts at Squarespace, Weebly and Wix to test out how accessible the sites built with these DIY website creators create:
...I am curious to know whether these easy-to-use website authoring tools are capable of creating accessible websites. So I created an account on each service, and got started creating some simple websites. Here's what I found...

...For accessibility, avoid Weebly. Both Squarespace and Wix are capable of creating accessible sites, but the user has to be looking to do so—it isn't gonna happen by default. Wix seems to be taking accessibility a bit more seriously than Squarespace, so I'm inclined to recommend Wix as the better option...
Squarespace, Wix, & Weebly: Accessibility Review

Did you consider accessibility when deciding to use one of these or one of the other DIY website building systems?

What about the construction of the site from an SEO perspective?


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