As one of our corporate partners said in a recent Disability:IN COVID-19 response meeting:
“Accessibility is not optional, especially right now. More important than ever that internal and external websites are accessible to all.”
Having an accessible public-facing website is a compliance issue for global organizations. But corporate leaders recognize that accessibility is much more than that, especially during a time when more customers are forging greater digital connections. As one of our partners noted:
“Accessibility as a requirement or compliance is the ‘old way.’ The ‘new way’ is viewing accessibility as an opportunity to engage new customers.”
Wherever your organization is in its accessibility journey, the shift to stay-at-home work for both employees and customers is an ideal time to focus on digital accessibility. Many Disability:IN corporate partners have shared their journeys publicly. For example,
Wherever you are in your organization’s journey is where to start. While detailing tools and strategies for developing a robust accessibility program are beyond the scope of this resource, Disability:IN is here to help.