Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites or content, by people with disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users have equal access to information and functionality.
Why create accessible sites?
- You are legally bound by Americans with Disabilities Act
- Accessible technology has opened up the world for people with disabilities
- Coding for accessibility results in faster load times, fewer bugs, improved SEO and support for more devices
Columbia Sites already meet WCAG AA standards. In order to keep accessibility to this standard, there are several areas website maintainers/content writers need to be aware: