What is Accessible Web Design?
Accessible Web Design is based on the principles of Universal Design. Universal Design means designing services and resources for people with a broad range of abilities and disabilities. Universal Design:
- promotes equitable use.
- builds flexibility into the resource so that it can accommodate a
wide range of individual preferences and abilities.
- is simple and intuitive.
- allows for duplication of information in several formats, e.g.
- requires minimal physical effort.
Using Accessible Web Design Guidelines based on Universal Design Principles will ensure that your site is accessible to a wide range of possible visitors.
This list was adapted from a description by researchers at the Trace Research and Development Center