One of the myths about digital accessibility is that it keeps designers from creating beautiful and interactive content.
This is simply not true.
While accessibility is a design constraint that requires skill and creativity to incorporate, it could be argued that accessibility is a hallmark of great design.
Design is art with strategy, and strategy cannot happen without usability.
The WCAG guidelines offer a way to make information and communication technology (ICT) available to as many people as possible. The guidelines are rooted in usability principles - which means that ICT will become more usable for everyone whether or not they live with disabilities.
However, for people living with disabilities, our choice to implement the WCAG guidelines means the difference between accessing ICT or being completely shut out of digital participation.
These design topics touch on some aspects of accessible design and will be expanded over time, but you can dive deeper on the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative's (WAI) website, "Tips for Getting Started Designing for Web Accessibility".