Proof: Accessible websites can be beautiful too

November 2, 2022 at 19:00 UTC

When clients ask for digital accessibility advice, they’re often worried that improving the accessibility of their website will mean sacrificing aesthetic appeal. When we set out to redesign our own website on WordPress, one of our goals was to prove just the opposite. Inclusive design doesn’t have to be boring or clunky — in fact, it can be gorgeous.

Digital accessibility expert Gary Aussant and graphic designer Stephen Plummer will share the roadmap for a successful, accessible redesign, including: discovery, requirements gathering and design concepts. They’ll discuss key design details, like visual hierarchy and how to ensure color choices for link styles, mouseover/focus states, photography choices and more are accessible.

Hear them debunk some of the common myths that designers and developers think about accessibility by showing real examples of modern and engaging experiences that work better for users of screen readers, keyboard users and sighted users.

Session Video


Gary Aussant, a middle-age white man with close-shaved hair and friendly smile
Director of Digital Accessibility Consulting, Perkins Access
Stephen Plummer is a white man in his 30's with short, dark blonde hair, a shortly trimmed beard, and a friendly smile.
Creative Manager, Perkins School for the Blind