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What are Web accessibility standards, and why do we use them? Provide two examples of Web standards for accessibility.

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Web accessibility standards are designed to help users with disabilities access the World Wide Web. Internet users with disability including poor sight or blindness, paralysis or lack of motor control or loss of hearing have various devices to aid them in using the internet including brail keyboards, magnified screens and specialized pointing devices to replace mice. However, in order to utilize these devices, Web designers must place certain features on their websites to allow the aids to function and help the user experience the web.

An example of designing websites to permit users with physical or neurological challenges access would include using short but descriptive ALT text. ALT text is a feature of HTML programming. When the mouse hovers over a icon on a website with an embedded ALT text, the text will appear. Screen readers are applications that are able to read the words on a website and express them using a synthesized voice to a blind user. The ALT text feature allows the screen reader to "read" an icon or image and translate it for the user. Another example of designing websites for users with disabilities would include not utilizing flashing images or ...

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