As the architects and artists of the digital world, most user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) designers have one primary goal: to create frictionless, enjoyable journeys for everyone who uses a website or digital product. And prioritizing accessibility is essential to completing this mission. For people with disabilities, accessibility barriers significantly disrupt user experience by causing frustration and confusion. Critical issues may even render a product entirely unusable.
Many organizations treat accessibility as a technical challenge, outside the scope of designers’ responsibilities. But as the members of a digital team that are most in touch with users’ needs, designers play an essential role in ensuring that experiences work for all people—not just some.