In the early days of the internet, web accessibility – the commitment to make website information more accessible to those with disabilities – was an objective for many developers and designers. However, it was rarely a priority and was usually treated as “nice-to-have” functionality in most industries.
Those days are long gone.
Due to recent federal court rulings, organizations and companies are increasingly at risk of lawsuits over their websites’ failures to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. As a result, the number of cases filed each year over website accessibility has increased more than 700 percent since 2016, and the flood gates may open further with several high-profile cases on tap. The good news is that, with the right mindset and a few basic strategies, your website can significantly reduce this risk and open your website to a broader audience.
Embracing compliance and accessibility helps more than just adhering to regulations though. Acknowledging the different types of audiences that are out there helps us to become better planners, better developers, and better designers.
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