Digital accessibility is the process of making that which is electronic accessible to everyone, including persons with disabilities.
Difference Between Web vs. Digital Accessibility
Web accessibility involves making everything online – websites, apps, documents – accessible whereas digital accessibility is more broad and encompasses the web but also all things electronic including hardware and non-web products such as computers, kiosks, software, etc.
Why Is It Important?
If accessibility is not accounted for, people are left out of the digital world.
There are many other compelling reasons to embrace accessibility such as improving user experience (UX), compliance with the law, and increasing revenue opportunity but including everyone in the digital experience is by far the most important reason.
Who is affected?
Digital accessibility positively impacts people with all types of disabilities including:
- motor skills impairments
- visual impairments
- cognitive impairments
- hearing impairments
- those susceptible to seizures