Web design gets overlooked by users even though its impact on them is large. Bad design can lead to misunderstandings and to people accidentally buying something that they didn’t want to. In all likelihood you have had suffered from poorly designed websites. If you’re a person with any sort of disability then you also probably appreciate good web design because it takes into consideration accessibility. Good accessible design is a benefit to everyone for many reasons, and if you’re wondering why then check out the following article.
Without accessible technology, there’s a discriminatory gap between those who can get full use from their devices/products/services, and those who can’t. As technologists, we have a moral imperative and belief that technology can empower people of every language, culture, geographical location, ability, to do more — therefore, accessibility is a requirement of such a belief.
…with every new feature, every new website, the divide between those who are online and those who are not increases, making it all the more imperative to make the web available for everyone.
— Tim Berners-Lee