The image above is from a great organization in Toronto called StopGap Foundation. They partner with communities and stores to promote accessibility while making their own stores more accessible.
I encourage you to understand accessibility as Universal Design which “refers to broad-spectrum ideas meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are inherently accessible to older people, people without disabilities, and people with disabilities” (Wikipedia). Keep in mind that Universal Design applies to people without disabilities as well. Think about how often you press the automatic door opener button. The elevator that takes you to the 20th floor (thank goodness you don’t have to walk up twenty flights). The moving walkway at Wal Mart that carries your shopping cart to the upper floor. All the signage at the airport that directs you to your gate. These are all examples of accessibility that also helps EVERYONE = Universal Design.
So consider, if you make your own business, site or app more accessible, who knows how many others would take advantage of the assistance. Continue reading “Why is Accessibility Important to Your Business?”