All about Web Accessibility

Web plays the vital role in many aspect of life when it comes to education, employment, commerce, healthcare and many more. It is very important that all the information provided by internet is accessible by everyone in order to provide equal opportunity.

What is Web Accessibility?

According to W3C, Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. 
In simpler terms, web accessibility means that every person can perceive, understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the web no matter what their device, their location, their ability or circumstances.

These videos help us to understand more about empathy for the accessibility work.

What can you do to support Web Accessibility?

  1. Make sure that your website or application supports Assistive technology(It could be any device, software or tools which helps any person with disability to complete the task. It could be voice control, screen reader, browser extensions or braille display).
  2. Choose a content management systems that supports accessibility and let you create or edit the accessible content.
  3. Do a website audit and identify accessibility issues on your site that do not comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
  4. The web accessibility mostly focused on development phase but it should start much earlier, as part of the initial design process.

Achieving accessibility is not difficult. Developers and designers can follow the guidelines to come up with best accessible website or applications. 
Explore the accessibility features built into Apple products. I could not resist myself from adding the Apple Accessibility video, it is simply beautiful.

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