I was as surprised as you to learn that 15% of the population suffer from some form of disability. Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web once said “the power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.” I also hold the belief as him that the digital products are for everyone. For a very long time, accessibility of the web is a myth that both product managers and designers deliberately chose to ignore though we knew we shouldn’t. Nowadays the practice of accessibility has become a global consensus that abides by the legal requirements and also brings about financial merits. That is why I believe it is something that you and I should always take into account in all every product development process by learning more about some accessibility protocols and international standards. Some resources that might come in handy are:



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