Side benefits of accessibility

Elliotte Rusty Harold makes the following insightful observation in his new book Refactoring HTML:

Wheelchair ramps are far more commonly used by parents with strollers, students with bicycles, and delivery people with hand trucks than they are by people in wheelchairs. When properly done, increasing accessibility for the disabled increases accessibility for everyone.

For example, web pages accessible to the visually impaired are also more accessible to search engines and mobile devices.

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