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It’s not just a matter of compliance, it’s a necessity to enable everyone to participate fully in digital experiences and fulfil their basic needs.

Chris Bradshaw

I sat down with AT Today. A place to come to find out about all the latest developments in the world of Assistive Technology and the importance of accessibility at the core of new innovations

Accessibility should be a bedrock of innovation, not an afterthought. When we prioritize accessibility in the digital world, we ensure that everyone can access and benefit from technology. Unfortunately, accessibility is too often sorely lacking, and while the technology and software development industries are making headway in improving the usability of technology for all, there is still a lot of work to be done in prioritizing this from the beginning.

Building accessibility into the foundations of digital design is essential. This means making sure that accessibility features are not an afterthought, but rather a technological prerequisite. Accessibility needs to be considered from the very beginning of the design process, and not added as an afterthought. This way, we can ensure that everyone can use and benefit from technology, including those with disabilities or other impairments.

The benefits of building accessibility into the foundations of digital design are many. For one, it ensures that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can access and use technology. This not only benefits individuals with disabilities but can also improve the user experience for everyone. Additionally, it can help companies avoid costly lawsuits related to accessibility violations.

Conclusion
Building accessibility into the foundations of digital design is essential. By doing so, we can ensure that everyone can access and benefit from technology, regardless of their abilities or impairments. It’s time to make accessibility a priority from the very beginning of the design process.