The powerful thing about designing a website with your disabled clients in mind is that you aren’t limiting the audience you will reach with your site—you are expanding it. Allowing users to find and interact with your law firm’s website, regardless of their abilities, will allow you to connect with potential clients you would otherwise have missed. The goal of this article is to provide you with an overview of the needs of your potential clients as well as ways to meet those needs within your website design.
In my experience it is much easier to design a site with your goals in mind rather than try to fit these client needs into your site after it has been planned and designed. I would encourage you to use this article as a checklist of suggested options that you can present to your designer whenever you are ready to design your new site.
Website Design and Content in General
Before we dive into disability-specific design concepts, I’d like to take a moment to remind you of some basic website design tips that will help ensure that your site is easy to understand and navigate regardless of a visitor’s ability.