What is Accessibility?
• Web accessibility refers to the
inclusive practice of removing
barriers that prevent interaction
with, or access to websites, by
people with disabilities. When sites
are correctly designed, developed
and edited, all users have equal
access to information and
“I am comfortably satisﬁed that his [the plaintiff]
limited access to the web site caused him
considerable feelings of hurt, humiliation and
rejection. One cannot overstate the consequential
effect upon him of his having to cope with the
persistent need to counter what he saw as a
negative, unhelpful and dismissive attitude on the
part of an organization charged with the presentation
of the most notable sporting event in the history of
• 1.1 Text alternatives, readable
• 1.2 Text based alternatives for video and audio
• 1.3 Create content that can be presented in
different ways (simpler layout) without losing
information or structure.
• 1.4 See and hear content including
separating foreground from background.
• 2.1 Keyboard functional
• 2.2 Time to read and use content.
• 2.3 Do not design content in a way that is known
to cause seizures.
• 2.4 Help users navigate, ﬁnd content,
and determine where they are.
• 3.1 Make text content readable and
• 3.2 Make Web pages appear and operate in
• 3.3 Help users avoid and
• Make sure it works on any user agent