What is accessibility?

Website accessibility describes whether a website can be used by people of all abilities. Good accessibility makes it simple for every user to find, use and understand content. 

Publishing web content in HTML makes it accessible to as many people as possible across all devices. It also allows for users who need to change the way they view the web page, for example, changing the size of the text or colour contrast.

A good measure of whether web content is accessible is to make sure users can:

  • perceive and understand it, whether through sight, sound or touch
  • operate using screen readers, voice activation software, high contrast, and other tools with ease
  • understand the content written in plain English
  • access the content with all browsers and devices