Accessibility and Website Design

There is a great video from BSI about the importance of accessibility in website design:

A couple of points made in the video which I find particularly interesting are: most (probably all) website designers understand the importance of accessibility but many (most?) of them really do not realise what it entails and how to ensure they are doing it; and many people who would not otherwise classify themselves as disabled find themselves disadvantaged and excluded by poor design choices and lack of site testing – with developers failing to test their sites to see whether they are indeed accessible.

This is becoming a bit of a cause of mine lately as I have congenital nystagmus (which in my case does not often cause me extreme difficulties – I am for example one of the tiny percentage of people with nystagmus able to drive). However, currently on one of my key projects I am forced to try to use an online resource which in its current iteration appears almost specifically designed to stimulate nystagmus (involuntary wandering/darting eyes) making it pretty much inaccessible to me.

#accessibility, #digital-learning, #disability, #nystagmus, #website-design