As problem solvers, we are responsible for distilling complex systems and workflows into products that are easy to use. 1 out of 5 people worldwide live with some sort of disability that can make interacting with your product more difficult than it is for the average user. Inclusive products are designed to be accessible to people who use your product differently. Keeping accessibility in mind throughout the design process will ensure that you are accounting for all of your users’ needs and abilities.
This guide introduces four different types of disabilities and offers actionable steps that we as designers can take to ensure that our products work for everyone.