Digital accessibility definition
What is digital accessibility? #
The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.
Digital accessibility is about making the access to digital information possible regardless of the nature of a person’s disability and how they consult the information. It involves different technologies such as the Web, videos, Word and PDF documents, but also digital television or mobile phones.
It is not a question of increasing the number of information outlets, but of respecting functional, graphical, technical and editorial rules that will enable everyone to access information no matter what tools they use.
Who is concerned by digital accessibility? #
Being disabled is not limited to what other people can see.
Also, it is not necessarily a permanent situation and it can happen to any of us at some point in our life.
- The subtitles are useful to me because my mother tongue is not French,
- It is useful not to be forced to print in colour to understand this map,
- After working the whole day in front of a screen, reading text in small fonts gets more difficult.