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Accessibility in Web development means enabling as many people as possible to use Web sites, even when those people's abilities are limited in some way. Here we provide information on developing content to be accessible.

"Accessibility is most often used to describe facilities or amenities to assist people with disabilities, as in 'wheelchair accessible'. This can extend to Braille signage, wheelchair ramps, audio signals at pedestrian crossings, walkway contours, website design, and so on." {{ Ref(1) }}

"The Web is fundamentally designed to work for all people, whatever their hardware, software, language, culture, location, or physical or mental ability. When the Web meets this goal, it is accessible to people with a diverse range of hearing, movement, sight, and cognitive ability." {{ Ref(2) }}

Documentation

Web development
A collection of articles designated to highlight web development issues in the world of accessibility
ARIA
A collection of articles to learn how to use ARIA to make your HTML documents more accessible.
Assistive technology (AT) development
A collection of articles intended for AT developers

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{{ endnote(1) }} Wikipedia entry for Accessibility

{{ endnote(2) }} W3C - Accessibility

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<p><span class="seoSummary">Accessibility in Web development means enabling as many people as possible to use Web sites, even when those people's abilities are limited in some way. Here we provide information on developing content to be accessible.</span></p>
<p>"Accessibility is most often used to describe facilities or amenities to assist people with disabilities, as in 'wheelchair accessible'. This can extend to Braille signage, wheelchair ramps, audio signals at pedestrian crossings, walkway contours, website design, and so on." {{ Ref(1) }}</p>
<p>"<strong>The Web is fundamentally designed to work for all people</strong>, whatever their hardware, software, language, culture, location, or physical or mental ability. When the Web meets this goal, it is accessible to people with a diverse range of hearing, movement, sight, and cognitive ability." {{ Ref(2) }}</p>
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  <h2 class="Documentation" id="Documentation" name="Documentation">Documentation</h2>
  <dl>
   <dt>
    <a href="/en-US/docs/Accessibility/Web_Development" title="Accessibility Web Development">Web development</a></dt>
   <dd>
    A collection of articles designated to highlight web development issues in the world of accessibility</dd>
   <dt>
    <a href="/en-US/docs/Accessibility/ARIA" title="/en-US/docs/Accessibility/ARIA">ARIA</a></dt>
   <dd>
    A collection of articles to learn how to use ARIA to make your HTML documents more accessible.</dd>
   <dt>
    <a href="/en-US/docs/Accessibility/AT_Development" title="AT Development">Assistive technology (AT) development</a></dt>
   <dd>
    A collection of articles intended for AT developers</dd>
  </dl>
  <p><span class="alllinks"><a href="/en-US/docs/tag/Accessibility" title="/en-US/docs/tag/Accessibility">View all articles about Accessibility...</a></span></p>
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  <h2 class="Tools" id="Tools" name="Tools">Tools for web developers</h2>
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   <li><a class="external" href="http://www-archive.mozilla.org/quality/embed/plans/accessibility/nsIAccessibleTestPlan.html" title="http://www-archive.mozilla.org/quality/embed/plans/accessibility/nsIAccessibleTestPlan.html">Automated accessibility tests</a></li>
   <li><a class="external" href="http://www.standards-schmandards.com/index.php?show/fangs">Fangs screen reader emulator</a></li>
  </ul>
  <p><span class="alllinks"><a href="/en-US/docs/tag/Accessibility:Tools" title="en-US/docs/tag/Accessibility:Tools">View All...</a></span></p>
  <h2 class="Tools" id="Tools" name="Tools">Other useful sites</h2>
  <ul>
   <li><a class="external" href="https://support.mozilla.org/kb/accessibility-features-firefox-make-firefox-and-we">Screen reader list</a></li>
  </ul>
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<p>{{ endnote(1) }} <a class="external" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility">Wikipedia entry for Accessibility</a></p>
<p>{{ endnote(2) }} <a href="http://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/accessibility" title="http://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/accessibility">W3C - Accessibility</a></p>
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