ABOUT WEB QUALITY STANDARDS
What is Accessibility Compliance?
Accessibility refers to a standard of inclusive website development based on the idea that information should be equally available to all people, regardless of physical or developmental abilities or impairments. It is about enabling people with disabilities to understand, navigate and use the Web.
Millions of people have disabilities that affect their use of the Web. In this digital age where the internet is the first port of call for any information, it is important that Web sites and Web software are accessibility and web quality compliant.
Web accessibility also benefits people without disabilities 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 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes access to information and communications technologies, including the Web, as a basic human right. It is essential that the Web be accessible in order to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with diverse abilities.
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Some Web BEST practices for Inclusion
ENSURE EFFECTIVE COLOR CONTRAST
Color is an important asset in design of Web content, enhancing its aesthetic appeal, its usability, and its accessibility. However, some users have difficulty perceiving color. People with partial sight often experience limited color vision, and many older users do not see color well. In addition, people using text-only, limited-color or monochrome displays and browsers will be unable to access information that is presented only in color.
If the information is conveyed through color differences in an image (or other non-text format), the color may not be seen by users with color deficiencies. In this case, providing the information conveyed with color through another visual means ensures users who cannot see color can still perceive the information