Usability and accessibility » Accessibility statements

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The accessibility statement is an important part of a website, to give guidance, signal commitment and under certain circumstances even a legal requirement.

The accessibility statement actually is where inclusive design meets usability meets legal design:

Mandated by law under certain circumstances, but always good practice and a sign of inclusive thinking, accessibility statements (and placing them in a navigation scheme) may sometimes be considered merely a compliance chore rather than a subject of good design themselves. In an article on the Deque blog, Patrick Sturdivant highlights a personal perspective on how important a part of UX such statement can be.

How to design a good accessibility statement?

A good accessibility statement is an artefact of user-centered design – easy to find, easy to comprehend, and putting user needs (not legal or organisational considerations) first.

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