Introduction to Web Accessibility

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Vincenzo Rubano
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When websites and applications are properly designed and coded, people with disabilities can use them. However, currently many sites and tools are developed with accessibility barriers that make them difficult or impossible for some people to use. Various international web standards define what the requirements to make a website or application accessible are; additional support documents have been created over the years to explain how to comply with such standards and guidelines while using specific technologies, even providing code examples.

This document from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) clearly explains what web accessibility is, and references most of the accessibility-related documents, giving a brief overview of their role in the “big picture”; the most important aspect, though, is that it contains very precious information illustrating the meaning of various terms that are widely used across these documents, including terms that web developers may not be familiar with.

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