” I always love looking at the upcoming trends when a year is coming to a close. It’s a great way to make sure that we’re keeping up with the trends in the big cities, but also great for an extra ideas for those clients of ours who do want to push the boundaries. So, let’s take a look at the trends across the web that 2020 have on offer for us. “
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Now this is an interesting one, because as far as websites are concerned accessibility has been important for many years, but there’s a big push on the topic now. So 2020 will see more emphasis on making sure that websites are truly accessible, but also – social media as well.
Sharon Rosenblatt of Accessibility Partners explains:
“My clients are web designers, and I’m in the field of technology compliance—so the biggest trend I’m seeing is increased accessible design for consumers with disabilities,” she explains.
“I see this for two reasons: Firstly, unfortunately, a number of website owners and businesses are getting sued for not providing accessible websites for users with disabilities—across industries like retail, food service, hotels, air travel, and more!
Right now, the Americans with Disabilities Act is being used (and has for the past few years) as a driving force to level the tech playing field and increase more access to websites for people of all abilities.
But more important is the second reason. There’s been an uptick in responsible web design and corporate social responsibility. People are seeing a good ROI and marketability of accessibility, and it’s a nice thing to advertise.
So while I don’t feel that accessibility and inclusion are trendy and stylish, I know for a fact that they will be at the forefront of designer and developer’s minds, if my inbox is any indication.”