In many parts of the world, website accessibility is a legal requirement

Countries implement their own sets of guidelines largely based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

‘Accessibility’ in the realm of web design refers to the practice of making a website usable by as many people as possible, including those with disabilities. Inclusive and accessible design is an ethical responsibility, ensuring everyone can perceive, understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the web.

Website accessibility involves considering a range of disabilities including visual, auditory, motor, and cognitive impairments. Techniques to improve accessibility may include ensuring sufficient colour contrast for those with visual impairments, providing alternative text for images (alt text) for those using screen readers, offering keyboard navigation for those who can’t use a mouse, and creating clear, easy-to-understand content for those with cognitive and learning disabilities.

Under the ‘Accessibility’ tag, you’ll find a variety of resources designed to help you understand and implement accessibility principles. This could include guides on how to make your website accessible, updates on accessibility laws and guidelines, tips for checking your website’s accessibility, and discussions on the importance of digital inclusivity. Whether you’re just starting your web design journey or are an experienced developer looking to enhance your site’s accessibility, this tag offers valuable insights.