This article from the Prototyping blog site uses its own advice in the presentation of this useful information for anyone involved in website design and content. They acknowledge that designing a website is already a hassle with so many things to think about that it seems too hard to think about accessibility as well. Find out why you should consider it. At the end of the article the give sources for the article – Why designing an accessible website benefits your company and all its users. Below are a couple of snippets from the article.
There are four guiding principles for accessibility, acronymed as POUR:
- Perceivable: content must be perceivable in multiple ways;
- Operable: content can be navigated through multiple means; the structure makes it easy to find what user is looking for;
- Understandable: interface behaves in a predictable way;
- Robust: content works well with mobile devices and assistive technology.
Links that inspired the article:
- An extensive list of social groups who benefit from accessible interfaces https://www.w3.org/WAI/bcase/soc
- Barriers which people with disabilities experience when browsing web content https://www.w3.org/WAI/mobile/experiences
- MIT Accessibility and usability portal https://ux.mit.edu/
- Financial benefits of accessible websites https://www.w3.org/WAI/bcase/fin.html