The word accessibility is used to describe whether something can be used by everyone, regardless of ability. Digital accessibility refers to websites and apps ensuring that people with disabilities (permanent, temporary or situational) find them easy to use.
How to create an accessible digital experience
At least 15% of the world’s population - one billion people - have a recognised disability. There are many ways in which a person’s disability may affect the way they perceive information online, and how they navigate within pages.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organisation for the Web. One of the standards created by the W3C is the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Now in version 2.1, WCAG is a set of recommendations for making Web content more accessible.
In this guide we help you build the business case for accessibility, talk through your legal requirements, the various approaches for measuring accessibility and give you actionable next steps for kick starting your accessibility journey.
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