The average web developer or designer is likely to define accessibility as “making a website usable for people with disabilities.” That’s not a wrong answer, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg!
We go far beyond the narrow accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) in our work. That’s because we care about improving how people communicate on a computer or web device. When we work to open up the internet experience and accommodate content regardless of tech skills, sensory capacity, or device type, every person can connect freely online. What this wins is real equity on the internet.
At Digitally, we like to refer to true web accessibility as inclusive design. That is, creating websites and applications that work for all – no matter the status of the person behind the keyboard. Web accessibility is understanding. Let’s move forward together, building the future of the world wide web as it should be.