Semantic Markup is the usage of proper tags on a html code to make it understandable by all users from website investigators, blind people, researchers and everyday users. It helps users define what is being presented on the websites how it would be displayed a user. It’s important to have proper semantics because it can really determine a website placement in searches and can determine whether you’re at the top or bottom of a search. It also blind users read code with the page reader, and also helps them navigate if needed.
Section 508 – Accessibility
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires Federal agencies to make their website accessible to anyone with disabilities. The law requires that the website and any electronic information has to be accessible to anyone with a disability. The law determines discourage discrimination.
Search Engine Optimization
Search Engine Optimization is one of the most important factors when it comes to making a website, because it determines how many viewers and traffic your website can possibly gain. It refers to how a search engine sees and ranks your website. It allows users to see the website and have the ability to interact with it. Some key factors that help with the search engine are: words used within the entire website, links attached, words and titles and the maintenance of the website. Key factors within a search engine can really determine the company’s standings, whether it brings in more traffic, or allows the company to increase sales.
How are they all related?
All three of these are related due to the combination of one needing another. With these three combine it allows the website to bring an overall better presentation and focuses more on user preferences and satisfaction. Websites used proper semantics to allow for great search results leading to more growth and sales.