1. Make accessibility a priority
Design your products, services, and meeting environment with access in mind from the early stages of a project. Investing in accessibility from the beginning saves time and money in the long run. Test early and often. Include accessibility experts and people with disabilities in the design process.
2. Accessibility is a team effort
Accessibility is not one time thing to check off, but an ongoing process involving all team members – managers, developers, designers, writers, media producers, and so on. Every team member has a role to play and brings certain skills and resources to the table.
3. Go above and beyond compliance
Laws often cannot keep up with changes in technologies. It’s more important to understand the spirit of the law than to strictly obey the letter of the law. Technologies cannot always solve every accessibility issue. Human involvement is often needed for accessibility solutions.
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