Why is Low-Code important for you? User Experience and Accessibility

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User Experience (UX) is not a new term in the digital world. UX is concerned with how a person interacts with products in the pursuit of fulfilling a particular need. In application development, it is concerned with the why, what, and how of user interaction with the application. Fundamentally, UX aims to provide users with a seamless digital interaction. This is inclusive of accessibility.

The rise of discussions surrounding inclusion in recent years have highlighted the importance of digital accessibility. Age, disabilities, health conditions and temporary impairments all present limitations that must be considered and addressed in application design and development. 

But how can digital accessibility be achieved? The World Wide Web Consortium has developed best practice guidelines, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, to provide a detailed approach to providing digital accessibility. 

The nature of low-code application development allows for the WCAG guidelines to be implemented across applications with ease, through the removal of tedious coding barrier and the addition of automation processes. The agility of low-code accelerates the development processes, allowing for accessible applications to be built and deployed in record time.

Return on investment from implementing digital accessibility strategies have been found to increase business due to ease of use – in both internal facing business systems, and external facing customer touch points. Digital accessibility should be at the forefront of application development when considering user experience.

Our next segment for Low Code is based around Integration. Stay tuned for next week’s update.

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