Fifteen years after the Web Accessibility Initiative was launched, which aimed to improve web usability for those with disabilities, online accessibility is still widely ignored. Far too often there is a belief that a compromise must be made between accessibility and an attractive design.
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An introduction to inclusive design
A lot of research goes into understanding how physical disabilities (e.g. blindness) affect users online and how support technologies can help. However many people suffer from psychological disorders or learning difficulties which greatly affect their experiences online, and comparatively little research and development has gone into understanding and designing for these issues.
The resurgence of inclusive design
In recent years we have witnessed a resurgence in the Inclusive Design approach. This is partly due to the rise in web accessibility and how it helps to ensure a great user experience is delivered to everyone. However, inclusive design is far from new approach but every designer should be practising it!