Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. More specifically, people can: perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with and contribute to the Web
Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including Auditory, Cognitive, Neurological, Physical, Speech, and Visual disabilities.
Web accessibility also benefits people without disabilities, for example:
- People using mobile phones, smartwatches, smart TVs, and other devices with small screens, different input modes, etc.
- Older people with changing abilities due to aging.
- People with “temporary disabilities” such as a broken arm or lost glasses.
- People with “situational limitations” such as in bright sunlight or in an environment where they cannot listen to audio.
- People using a slow Internet connection, or who have limited or expensive bandwidth.