Web accessibility starts with the design
However, the visual design of a site is just as important when it comes to making a site accessible. Things like proper content structure and colour contrast play a part in accessibility. And the best time to think about those elements is at the design stage – before any coder opens up a text editor.
To help make the process easier, the good folks over at WebAIM have put together a great infographic to help designers in the early stages of site planning. They also have a text version of the chart available on their site. Either way, it’s a handy checklist to have in your toolkit.