Physical Accessibility Parallels Digital Accessibility
Digital accessibility means that websites, technologies and tools are designed and developed for people of all types. Even people with disabilities can access and use digital media without any issues. People can navigate, understand, perceive and interact with the web and contribute to it.
Web accessibility comprehends all disabilities that impact the use and access of the web including cognitive, visual, auditory, neurological, speech, and physical. Web accessibility also benefits users without disabilities such as the people using smart devices such as smartphones, smart TVs, smart watches, or other devices with smaller screens and distinct input modes. It benefits older people, person with temporary disabilities, people with situational restrictions or people who have limited bandwidth.
Accessibility affects people with disabilities as well as person in older age, people living in developing countries as well as those living in rural areas. It is crucial to design websites considering accessibility standards; however, mapping accessibility features while designing a new website can prevent significant time, money and putting up additional efforts too.
Accessibility is Priority!
On thoroughly analyzing the number of audience who currently need- and who will in future need better web accessibility, you will understand the importance of designing an accessible website.