Accessibility is the term used to describe whether a website can be used by people of all abilities / disabilities on a range of differing digital devices.
The way a person perceives information is affected by their ability / disability along with how they navigate between website pages. A website can only be classed as accessible if all people, including the elderly and disabled, can use it.
The BBC provide a comprehensive guide covering how to get the most of the accessibility features and assistive technologies available for your computer, operating system and web browser. The following topics are covered:
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Legislation, which applies in this area within the UK, includes the Race Relations Act, Sex Discrimination Act, Human Rights Act 2000, Disability Discrimination Act, Learning and Skills Act 2000 and Equality Act 2010.
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