Center for Online Learning
Georgia Southern University

Web Accessibility Primer

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Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can effectively perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web.

Why is Web Accessibility Important?

  1. It’s the right thing to do. No person should be denied the opportunity to use the Internet and digital media because of easily surmountable obstacles.
  2. Accessibility benefits everyone, not just disabled users. Accessible Web pages and other documents are often easier for everyone to read and navigate.
  3. Accessibility is the law. The Americans With Disabilities Act and Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act require institutions that receive federal funding to ensure that diverse learners have equivalent access to digital media.

Keeping Web Accessibility in Mind

This video provides an overview of the difficulties users with disabilities face on the web and some of the motivations for web accessibility. © WebAIM

 

Last updated: 6/21/2016

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