Making a website accessible and beautiful is within reach.

A black and white illustration of some of the people who represent the diversity of website users. Each person is unique with different abilities, backgrounds, interests and needs.

How many times have you used the web today?

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If you’re like us, the answer is too many times to count. Imagine if most of the sites you used today had confusing navigation, were impossible to read, or had sections obscured. That’s the reality for many people who have temporary or permanent disabilities and are trying to access the web. If you create websites, we hope you will join us in addressing access equality.

As designers, we don’t often think about a more equalized web. We’ve got bold ideas, and we push boundaries by default. Thinking about accessibility guidelines before designing a site may feel like a hindrance to creativity. But building an accessible site does not mean sacrificing a beautiful look and feel. We’ve learned a lot on our design studio’s accessibility journey, and this site shares a few hard-won lessons and learnings.

15% of people worldwide experience disability.

World Health Organization 2021

96.8% of the web’s top 1M sites are not fully accessible.

WebAim 2022

69% of disabled website users click-away from sites with accessibility problems.

Click-Away Pound 2019

Everyone in the creative process has a role in improving website accessibility.

Creating websites that are accessible to everyone starts with sharing resources.

The community

External Link

Overlay Fact Sheet

A website dedicated to comprehensive communication on why “accessibility overlays” are not a good fix for inaccessible websites. At best, overlays are redundant; at worst, overlays reduce accessibility.

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Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) is a made-in-Canada solution designed to help employers, diversity and inclusion/human rights/equity, and human resources practitioners effectively address the full picture of diversity, equity and inclusion within the workplace.