Begin with Accessibility in Mind
The most important aspect of accessible design is to begin your work with accessibility in mind. Although it is possible to change an existing design to account for users with disabilities, it is much easier, and much less costly, to consider accessibility issues from the beginning.
Crucial for people who use wheelchairs, ramps and curb cuts enable others to navigate streets and sidewalks more easily. Accessible web design likewise benefits nearly everyone, not just people with disabilities, and it is often considered a best practice for web design in general. The best way to build a more accessible website is to design according to current web standards, especially markup (HTML/XHTML) and stylesheets (CSS).
Considerations for Accessible Design
- 15 Things to Consider for Web Accessibility
- Ten Accessibility Tips Anyone Can Use
- How People with Disabilities Use the Web