Week 7- Web Accessibility

Web accessibility is defined by making it possible for people with disabilities to access the web. According to W3C- Accessibility ,The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities sees access to information and communications technologies, including the Web, a basic human right. Therefore, all online content must be able to be accessed by all types of people in all areas of the world. I plan to make my website accessible for all of those who come in contact with it. This can easily be done by using alternative text for images, making sure keyboard input is in place, and providing transcripts for podcasts for those who cannot hear them. Accessibility is essential to those developers and organizers who want to create high quality websites and web tools, while not excluding people from using their products and services. It can take some time to learn the ways to produce content that is accessible, but it is definitely worth the time put in.

The articles mentioned many ways to make content more accessible, but there are other situations that may arise. How can content be made accessible for those who do not have use of their limbs? Are there certain ways that they can speak to their device and ask it to scroll for them? Many topics were covered in these articles, but this is definitely an interesting one to approach. However, as technology increases daily, I am sure that there will be news way to make the Web accessible for those may not be able to access it currently.


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