Accessibility

Accessibility is important due to the EU’s general principle of equality. This concept can relate to following accepted design principles to enable access to information for the widest possible range of end users, including those, for example, using assistive technology. Designing systems according to accessibility principles, which include readability and simple navigation, can improve the experience of all. The concept also covers accessibility in terms of access to physical technology or internet networks that make it possible for any user to engage with the system being created, in terms of generational practices that make different forms of technology more or less accessible based on familiarity and experience.

  • Be inclusive of stakeholders (in the widest definition), all potential situations of access (different devices, different levels of network connectivity), and different cultures of practice (different user routines) in technology and design.

Sources

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 W3C Recommendation 11 December 2008 [Link]

Related Guidance

Access and Fairness

Digital Divides

Cultural/Linguistic Differences