How you think about the person you are designing for, will affect the impact the product or service had on their lives. As human beings, we have long adapted to our environment; be it physiological, genetic or cultural. However, as we have advanced technologically, and started to make our environments adapt to us, we have left our fellow humans out in the process. As a result, by not intentionally including people living with disabilities, we exclude them from participating in this new world we are creating.
The web is one of those places where we deprioritize web accessibility for a variety of reasons; you may attribute it to lack of time, resources and more. In this time, I will share my journey to understanding web accessibility and the things I have learned along the way so far.
Hopefully we can uncover how beyond, time and resources.. it begins with perspective.