I've been building websites for 18 years, focusing on creating responsive and fast-loading sites that are accessible to everyone.
"If a website is too much of an ordeal or time-consuming, then I've already clicked away." said Mike Adams who was born with a physical disability.
- An estimated £11.8bn ($13 billion USD) is lost every year as the result of "click-away" costs because sites aren't accessible.
- Mr. Adams is promoting Purple Tuesday, a day promoting accessibility awareness to businesses in the UK.
Accessibility isn’t easy. And often times it is downright hard. But that comes with the territory. Designing for humans is hard. And accessibility is, at the end of the day, all about and all for humans.
"Since the 1990s, the popular narrative of the internet has been one of progress: More people are online than ever and the web is increasingly open. But today, the internet is far from fully accessible. By some measures, it’s gotten even worse."