Inclusive Design: Making the Web Accessible for All

Inclusive design, as defined by the Inclusive Design Group at the University of Cambridge in England, is the ‘design of mainstream products and/or services that are accessible to, and usable by, as many people as reasonably possible…without the need for special adaptation or (specialized) design.” The concept can also be linked to the web. What is the difference between Usability and Accessibility in relation to an app or website? Accessibility refers to making an app or website accessible for people with disabilities, whereas Usability is a measure of how easy it is to use the app or website.

Web designers need to create an app or site that reflects the diverse characteristics of users to create a better user experience and interface. Making apps and websites uncluttered not only makes it easier for people with disabilities to use, but also other users.

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