Accessibility compliance has a very high payoff relative to the investment. These are small accommodations that can equate to a massive boost in someone’s quality of living. As Internet access grows increasingly more crucial in practically every aspect of living, achieving a truly accessible web has never been more important. It is essential that the Web be accessible to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people, regardless of ability.
Neglecting accessibility means neglecting whole groups of people such as the visually impaired, hearing impaired, colorblind, cognitively impaired, and severely motor-impaired. If a government is to be of the people, by the people, and for the people, we must prioritize accessibility to ensure it is for all the people.