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Why is Web Accessibility important?

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What is Web Accessibility?
Web accessibility ensures that websites & applications are accessible to ALL, regardless of physical and mental limitations.

Why is Web Accessibility Essential?
In a digital world, EVERYONE should be able to participate without restrictions.

People with permanent or temporary:

  • Visual and hearing impairments
  • Motor and cognitive limitations
  • Speech and communication restrictions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Age-related changes
  • Sensitivities to light

Every day we benefit from accessible web features:

  • Subtitles
  • Voice assistants (Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant)
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Zoom
  • Image descriptions

More than just ethics: Accessibility as a business advantage

  • Expanded target audience
  • Improved SEO
  • Positive brand image

Legal Requirements:
In many countries, web accessibility is legally required.
EN 301 549 sets binding standards for the public sector as a European norm.

An international standard for all The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provide specific recommendations & guidelines for a more accessible web.

POUR Principles:
Perceivable – Noticeability
Operable – Usability
Understandable – Comprehensibility
Robust – Durability

From designers to developers to content creators – everyone has a role in creating barrier-free accessibility.