What is Web Accessibility?

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3) has determined that web accessibility "means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. More specifically, people can:

  • perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web
  • contribute to the Web"

In terms of marketing, this is simply known as extending our reach. In terms of employment, it means providing good tools that are easy to use by a very diverse group of people, which only makes the output better. In terms of social justice, this is known as leveling the playing field. Across the board, web accessibility just makes good sense.

So read on and discover what we can do here at Oregon State to make the web experience of both our audience, and our employees, the best ever.