One of the biggest barriers to accessibility is awareness. We often hear how diversifying our workforce is good for business. I would like to examine why disabilities should be a part of that formula. When developers are tasked with making something accessible, chances are none of them has ever encountered someone with a disability, so they don’t even know where to begin. By having a diverse workforce that includes people with disabilities, you improve the quality of the product and get accessibility into the product life cycle much sooner.
December 2, 2019