Web accessibility: What is it and how do they benefit?

Individuals and organizations that want to create high-quality websites and applications without preventing people from using their products and services must make their websites and applications accessible. This program offers the basic concepts of Web accessibility, which are required for success in digital professions. It is intended for: developers, designers, content authors, project managers, individuals with disabilities, and others. Optional material allows you to learn more about the topics that most interest you.

This article begins the module by providing an overview of what accessibility is and how we can make accessibility part of our web development workflow.

What is web accessibility?

The practice of making your websites accessible to as many people as possible is known as Web accessibility. We have traditionally assumed that this applies to people with disabilities, but making sites accessible benefits other groups as well, such as those who use mobile devices or have slow network connections.

Also, define accessibility as treating everyone equally and providing equal opportunities to all people, regardless of their abilities or circumstances. It is not fair to exclude someone from a website. They have a visual impairment, just as it is not right to exclude someone from a physical building because they are in a wheelchair (modern public buildings usually have wheelchair ramps or elevators). We are all unique, but we are all human, and as such, we all have the same human rights.

Making yourself available is the right thing to do. In some countries, providing accessible websites is required by law, which can open up important markets that would otherwise be unable to use your services or purchase your products.

Benefits of using web accessibility:

Semantic HTML improves accessibility and SEO, making your site easier to find.

Taking care of accessibility shows good ethics and morals, which enhances your public image.

Other accessibility guiding principles make your site more available to other groups, such as mobile phone users or those with slow network connections. Many of these enhancements can benefit anyone.