- Prioritize accessibility from the beginning. Building content, tools, and functions that are accessible from the start is easier and faster than going back to fix a website that’s already been built.
- Conduct UX testing with users with disabilities early and often — and compensate them for their time.
- Use native HTML when possible. Many common interactive widgets have a native HTML option that can be tweaked to fit your needs. When elements are built with native HTML, operating systems, browsers, and assistive technology are much more likely to interact with them properly, which means less additional work for you.
- Invest in tools and support. Automated scanners, manual accessibility testing guides, expert accessibility advice, and accessibility monitoring and management platforms can all make a huge difference in the speed and accuracy of your accessibility work.
Is your website or web app already live? Don’t worry, you haven’t missed your chance — start improving your website’s accessibility today.