What is it?
Accessibility means that people can do what they need to do in a similar amount of time and effort as someone that does not have a disability. It means that people are empowered, can be independent, and will not be frustrated by something that is poorly designed or implemented. This applies equally to a cities transport system as to the online services we use every day.
Why it matters.
Did you know 16% of the world faces accessibility challenges? When you care about access, you're looking out for all your customers and teammates. And here's the scoop: when something's tough for one group, it's often a hassle for the rest of us too. Fixing that? It's like making life better for everyone. Let's keep it smooth and pleasant for all!
What you can do.
Funding projects that promote accessibility is incredibly rewarding, you see experiences and outcomes suddenly unlock for huge swathes of your population. And accessibility is not binary, minor improvements in accessibility compound over time.