Building an Inclusive Web: Why Accessibility Matters?
Unless you take a responsive web design Michigan class or in any state or country for that matter to teach you the importance of making a website user friendly. Accessibility matters because we, the people, want to use the web. Working towards an inclusive web helps us achieve that goal.
In this article I’ll share my thoughts on why accessibility is important; from empathy and what is simply “good business”, through to selfishness and accessibility laws.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The publication date of this article is no accident: December 3rd is the United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Today we’d like to raise awareness and demonstrate what we can do with inclusive web design.
What is Web Accessibility?
When we talk about web accessibility we often start by defining it. I’d like to start with quote:
“Would you build a bridge that only a specific type of car can use?” – Andrea Fercia
Let that sink in for a while. I can’t think of better way to summarize the inclusive web (and I suggest you read all Andrea’s brilliant articles about accessibility after this one).
In other words, everyone should be able to browse, navigate, and interact with the web using any device they might have.
Note that I haven’t yet mentioned users with disabilities. It’s true that different types of disabilities play a big role in web accessibility, but everybody can have special needs. We are all different and our needs can change over time. Are you ready to make your website accessibility flawless our Michigan