I personally don’t live with a disability as such but yet I find almost every standard under WCAG2.0 is designed to make my personal web experience better. The relationship between User Experience (UX), modern web standards and Accessibility is close as their goals are similar, those goals being:
• Make digital/web elements more semantic in nature
• Make it easier for content to be searched and aggregated
• Keep content clean and separate to CSS and Action Scripts
• Create modes of access including text, audio, visual modes
Think about the rising popularity of speech recognition technologies such as Siri for iPhone, that allow speech input and output to apps and web services. Post-Screen Web tools like this are to the benefit of everybody. I find transcripts provided for non-text content also makes my web experience better and obviously provide a valuable access point for people who cannot see or hear the multi media increasingly used in web content.
This article was written to support the QVDC workshops Get Started in E-learning