What is Web Accessibility?

Web accessibility is a set of guidelines for making websites accessible to users with disabilities. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) developed these guidelines in order to ensure that all people can use the Internet regardless of their disability.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is a global standards organization that works on web technologies. W3C has developed the Web Accessibility Guidelines (WAG) to ensure that web accessibility is possible for everyone, regardless of their disability. The W3C developed the guidelines in order to assure that people with disabilities can participate fully in the web and that the web remains accessible to all.

There are also a number of technologies that can be used by people with disabilities to make websites and web applications mobile-ready.

There are three main aspects of web accessibility: usability, functionality, and appearance.

  • Usability refers to how easy it is to use a site.
  • Functionality refers to whether a site works as intended.
  • Appearance refers to how well a site looks.

What Are The Benefits Of Web Accessibility?

There are several benefits of web accessibility. First, it helps make sure that everyone has equal access to the Internet. Second, it makes websites more user friendly by ensuring that they work well for people with disabilities. Third, it allows people with disabilities to navigate websites without having to rely on assistive technologies. Finally, it improves the quality of life for people with disabilities because it enables them to participate fully in society.

What Does “Accessible Design” Mean?

In addition to ensuring that your site is coded properly, there are also some things you can do to make your site more accessible. One of them is to use HTML5 elements. These elements allow users to interact with your site without having to download additional software. Another thing you can do is to use CSS to style your site so that it looks good regardless of the browser used.

How Can I Ensure My Website Meets Web Accessibility Standards?

To ensure that your website is accessible, follow these steps:

Make sure that your site is coded correctly

This means that every element of your site should be visible and usable by people using screen readers.

Test your site

You can use tools such as JAWS and NVDA to test your site. These tools will tell you whether your site is accessible or not. If it isn’t, you need to fix it.

Get feedback

Ask other people with disabilities what they think of your site. They can help you identify any issues that you might not have noticed.


Accessibility is incredibly important to our entire team. This is why when we start a website development project our sites are ADA compliant from day 1.  Are you a business in Central Illinois in need of an accessible website developed? 1981 Digital is here for all your web accessibility needs.

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