Benefits of Web Accessibility

At the heart of the UC accessibility policy is the concept that a well-designed, easy-to-navigate website and an accessible website are two sides of the same coin. There are many benefits to creating and maintaining accessible websites that will be useful to every site visitor.

Accessible websites are also the most usable websites.

Websites that are created with accessibility in mind tend to be more accessible to everyone, not just people with disabilities. If a website is created to work for a person with a disability, it is much more likely to be clear and easy to navigate.

Your site visitors will thank you and be more likely to return.

By creating accessible websites, users can more easily find what they're looking for and are more likely to return to your website.

Creating an accessible website will increase traffic to your site.

By creating a good accessible website with features such as properly marked-up semantic structure and well-labeled links and images, your website will become more discoverable by search engines. Web crawlers, such as the one Google uses, get their information from websites the same way assistive technology does. By having a well-marked up site, Google can index your site and make it easier to find in search results.

Visitors with disabilities can experience everything other users can and will benefit from your content.

State and federal law require that we do not discriminate against people with disabilities.