What is web accessibility?
Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites, by people with disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users have equal access to information and functionality.
Why accessibility is important
- It’s the law. In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. This includes private agencies that receive government funding. And even if your business doesn’t receive funding, you are still open to liability if your website isn’t compliant. Numerous banks, hotels, airlines, and retail stores have been successfully sued for accessibility violations.
- It’s good business. Providing equal access to everyone increases your customer base, and in turn, your profits.
How we can help
AXXS provides Web Accessibility Auditing, Web Accessibility Training, and Accessible Design Consultation services to companies of all sizes. We can help you find and fix accessibility issues, and train your developers to build accessible code. For more information, please contact us.