Web accessibility


Web accessibility is the practice of making websites usable for all visitors, including those with disabilities, impairments, and limitations.

The principles of web accessibility are closely aligned with the best practices of web design. When content is easy to perceive, understand, and operate, every user benefits.


Since the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the federal government has prohibited agencies from discriminating against individuals based on a disability through employment, financial assistance, and technology.

According to a 2021 report from WebAIM, 97.4% of the top one million websites had accessibility issues on their homepages.

Whether it is a physical, cognitive, hearing or visual impairment, disabilities can make interacting with a website or mobile phone very difficult.

Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so people with disabilities can use them. More specifically, people can: perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web. contribute to the Web.

The combination of a multisensory and multi-interactivity approach allows disabled users to access the same information as nondisabled users.

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops technical specifications, guidelines, techniques, and supporting resources that describe accessibility solutions. These are considered international standards for web accessibility; for example, WCAG 2.0 is also an ISO standard: ISO/IEC 40500.


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