I was interviewing the owner of a large web design firm on my radio show, Seacoast Business Connections and the topic of accessibility came up. As my guest was explaining to me that his firm makes a point of designing with accessibility in mind even if the client is not concerned with it, his twin boys, both of whom were born with cerebral palsy (CP), played in the lobby just on the other side of the studio’s large glass window.
Benefits of Accessibility Posts
Since I am a web accessibility analyst, I have the good fortune of being mobility impaired. Of course, I only can say this regarding my work. It is like being a veterinarian and not having pets. Without the personal experience, you couldn’t empathize with the pets’ guardians. You wouldn’t observe subtle, unique signs that a dog or cat is not feeling well.
The internet has transformed the way we do business, learn, research, communicate, and spend our free time. For business, a dynamic, user-friendly, and appealing online presence is imperative. When users can efficiently and effectively use your site, your bottom line benefits. So you want to make it accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. Users interact with websites in different ways. Some users may have minor difficulties...