Why is web accessibility important?

The web is for everyone. Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the web equally. By improving your accessibility, you’re creating a website that is welcoming for everyone who visits.

Designing for accessibility means accepting that there is no standard user or standard device for browsing the web – we have to be open to unique situations. When we perform an accessibility audit we are thinking about:

  • People with visual disabilities,
  • People with motor and dexterity disabilities,
  • People who are deaf or hard of hearing, and 
  • People with cognitive disabilities.