With at least 10% of the general population suffering some form of disability, accessibility is more important than ever to ensure that visitors to your website can easily access information. Our goal is to allow people with a diverse range of hearing, movement, sight and cognitive ability to participate equally on the Web. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community focused on developing Web standards.
Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. The document "How People with Disabilities Use the Web" describes how different disabilities affect Web use and includes scenarios of people with disabilities using the Web.
Millions of people have disabilities that affect their use of the Web. Currently most Web sites and Web software have accessibility barriers that make it difficult or impossible for many people with disabilities to use the Web. As more accessible Web sites and software become available, people with disabilities are able to use and contribute to the Web more effectively.
Web accessibility also benefits people without disabilities. For example, a key principle of Web accessibility is designing Web sites and software that are flexible to meet different user needs, preferences, and situations.
PretaWeb has extensive experience in designing and developing websites that comply with W3C standards.