10 milestones in the mainstreaming of accessibility

We’ve come a long way since web accessibility came into prominence and WCAG 1.0 first told us to avoid using tables for layout. Now, accessibility is an integrated part of design – whether it's for a website, device or application development.

Getting to this point has been a case of push and pull. In some cases, large corporations have taken it upon themselves to innovate and create access where there wasn’t any before. In others, regulation has stepped in. The following milestones mark a point where our work changed for the better, and heralded new opportunities for people with disabilities to participate online.

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