Accessibility | 2019 | The Web Almanac by HTTP Archive

Part II Chapter 9

Accessibility

Written by

Nektarios Paisios,

David Fox,
and

Abigail Klein

Reviewed by

Laura Eberly

Analyzed by

Doug Sillars,

Rick Viscomi,
and

David Fox

Edited by

David Fox

Introduction

Accessibility on the web is essential for an inclusive and equitable society. As more of our social and work lives move to the online world, it becomes even more important for people with disabilities to be able to participate in all online interactions without barriers. Just as building architects can create or omit accessibility features such as wheelchair ramps, web developers can help or hinder the assistive technology users rely on.

When thinking about users with disabilities, we should remember that their user journeys are often the same—they just use different tools. These popular tools include but are not limited to: screen readers, screen magnifiers, browser or text size zooming, and voice controls.

Often, improving the accessibility of your site has benefits for everyone. While we typically think of people with disabilities as people with a permanent disability, anybody can [...]

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