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Resources for developing accessible content including Web pages, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and more.

Introduction to Web Accessibility

According to the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3):

  • "Currently, most Web sites and Web software have accessibility barriers that make it difficult or impossible for many people with disabilities to use the Web."
  • "Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities."
  • People without disabilities can also benefit from Web accessibility, "such as people using a slow Internet connection, people with 'temporary disabilities' such as a broken arm, and people with changing abilities due to aging."

The WC3's Web Accessibility Initiative provides a wealth of information on making web content accessible to everyone. Helpful starting points include:

Another helpful resource is WebAIM's Introduction to Web Accessibility, which includes information on implementing web accessibility and principles of accessible design. WebAIM also provides many services, articles, resources, and discussion forums.

In this brief video from WebAIM, students share some of their experiences with the web and accessibility:


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This page was created by Jenny Saxton
in association with CIOL.

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