The WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) created a set of rules that websites had to follow which would allow everyone to access the internet. This allowed for people who had visual impairments, physical or any mental disability to access the web just as easily as any other person. Websites now offer more clean and minimal design that is very easy to understand. Some websites in particular even offer options to read captions on photos aloud and offer a way to get around website using only a keyboard.
An example of good web accessibility would be the Royal Mail website (www.royalmail.com). According to Nomensa, a web accessibility agency who help make websites accessible, the website meets every guideline for an accessible website. Regarding the layout, its bold headers keep a form of visual hierarchy for everyone to understand. Everything is set out in a linear style that keeps the eyes focused on the section a user is looking at. A simplistic font with a even amount of spacing between writing also makes this website accessible. The Royal Mail work closely with The Business Disability Forum (BDF) as part of an ongoing aim to make their website accessible to everyone who uses it.
To make our website accessible we have used a minimalistic colour pallet with a simple sans serif font. We have also made the main menu a dominant part of the website so it is easy to refer back to and all the headings are in bold so users can browse through the menu with ease.