What Makes a Website Accessible? [Food for Thought]

If you’ve heard about the lawsuit against Domino's website, you might be wondering: what makes a website accessible?

In the latest episode of Food for Thought, Quality Assurance Engineer Sandra Koranteng shares the importance of website accessibility, and what you can do to make your website more inclusive and improve usability for all.

Give it a watch and drop your questions about accessibility in the comments. (No time to watch? Read the summary below!)

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Summary:

Accessibility defined

  • Ensuring that persons with a disability have equal access to commodities that a person without a disability would have.

What is the ADA?

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 also known as the ADA, prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities.

  • Section 508 of the ADA requires that government agencies make their electronic information accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 does not apply to the private sector or private organizations that receive public funds.

The gold standard for website accessibility

Sandra's favorite resources for more information on accessibility:


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