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Web Accessibility initiative

Rating: 4 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Ismaeil Elrehaima (Student), Nov 12, 2006
Comment: Comment on “Accessibility, It’s a Right!” http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php I liked this website very much and I liked the way they deal with the issue of accessibility. It uses very simple and very understandable language. They start with defining accessibility, which they mention means that people with different disabilities can understand, navigate, and interact with the web. This is so important, because the web touches many aspects of our lives such as education, health, employment and more. They also elaborate about how we can make the web accessible by using different types of software for different types of disabilities such vision, hearing and mobility. As a teacher or a designer, I always take into consideration students or learners with different types of disabilities and try to do my best to solve their problems, or at least not to let the disability hinder their learning. I think that it is something any teacher or designer should think about. In other words, teachers and designers should make it part of their planning and change their way of teaching to meet the needs of all the students. In my view this website is a must see for those involved in the fields of teaching and designing, because it is full of very useful information about how and why accessibility is important to designers.