Communicate accessibility within the team

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Make sure everyone on the team understands:

  • That accessibility is interdisciplinary. This means everyone is responsible for accessibility within their professional sphere.
  • Why accessibility is important
  • How accessibility affects different sides of web development.

When the design is handed over to the programmer it is a good idea to explain that something in the design has been decided for the sake of accessibility. If not, it might be overlooked in the implementation phase.

Show the team someone with a disability using the web. This can deepen the understanding of accessibility and increase motivation. Here are some videos that might be useful:

Figure 1: YouTube video of blind person using computer

Figure 2: YouTube video of blind person using iPhone 4S

Figure 3: YouTube video of scanning software

Figure 4: YouTube video of person using computer with eye scanning