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How to design accessible websites for people with disabilities

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Growing use of internet in our daily lives has increased the need that all user groups should be able to use web content with full accessibility. In this regard web accessibility for people with different physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities has gained lot of importance and there are legal requirements in many countries to design web content according to certain accessibility standards. In this solution you will learn about some basic accessibility principles which provide foundation for guidelines and standards in this regard.

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Web Accessibility Basics

In the current digital age use of digital content on the Internet and other platforms has become a common daily life experience. Every day we use our computers, cell phones and tablets to perform host of tasks on the internet using web browsers or other apps developed for online banking, airline and hotel booking, online shopping, payment of utility bills, reading newspapers and so on. All types of business and non-business organizations make sure that their customers or clients have easy access to their websites and digital content enabling them to acquire necessary information, use a service or purchase a product.

With the rapid growth in the use of online services, It is becoming imperative that businesses and other organizations make sure that their digital content is equally accessible to all user segments including individuals with different levels of education and computing skills, different age groups, people using basic to advanced digital technology and people with various disabilities. In the past few years the focus on web accessibility for people with disabilities has increased significantly and many initiatives have been taken to ensure that digital content is made more and more accessible for this user group. In Canada approximately 15% of population suffers from some kind of physical, sensory or developmental disability. As a result of these disabilities this segment of the population is unable to benefit from many products and services which are ...

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In the current digital age use of digital content on the Internet and other platforms has become a common daily life experience. Every day we use our computers, cell phones and tablets to perform host of tasks on the internet using web browsers or other apps developed for online banking, airline and hotel booking, online shopping, payment of utility bills, reading newspapers and so on. All types of business and non-business organizations make sure that their customers or clients have easy access to their websites and digital content enabling them to acquire necessary information, use a service or purchase a product.

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