What is Web Accessibility?

Accessibility is an inclusive practice. 

Web accessibility means that people with disabilities, whether short-term, long-term or permanent, can still browse, navigate, and interact with the internet using any device they may have.

Regardless of whether your disability is considered short-term or permanent, the ADA defines a disability as having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major activities. Earning a living is one of the most common life activities affected by disabilities.

Why Is Web Accessibility Important?

According to the US census, 12.6 percent reported a disability from 2013-2017. That is more than 40 million people self-identify as having a disability. Accessibility compliance is a fundamental element of websites that are well developed and make it possible for everyone to use them; regardless of individual needs or disabilities.  

Having an accessible website can even improve your search engine optimization (SEO) and boost your credibility! Digital technology has the potential to be a great equalizer.