What is web accessibility?An accessible website is one that can accommodate a full range of users. This includes users using different computers (such as PC or Mac), operating systems (such as Windows or Linux) and browsers (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox).
Web accessibility also affects disabled users. Around ten per cent of web users have a disability that affects how they use their computer.
This includes people with:
- visual impairments, for example, blindness or low vision
- colour blindness
- hearing difficulties, for example, deafness or hard of hearing
- motor disabilities
- cognitive and neurological difficulties, for example, dyslexia, and epilepsy.