Accessibility is a right. A human right. A right that must also apply to the digital sector. That is why today we are going to discuss the subject of digital accessibility.
Digital accessibility enables people with disabilities to access digital content. To enable this, there are accessibility standards issued by the responsible authorities and designed by ergonomists for each type of disability. Making digital content accessible means not excluding any person.
The French government defines digital accessibility as making online communication services to the public accessible to people with disabilities, i.e. :
On the web, there are also 4 types of deficiencies: visual, motor, cognitive and auditory.
For example, in France, nearly 6 million people have hearing problems. Worldwide, the number is 466 million, according to the World Health Organization. But disabilities can also be motor, visual, psychological... So not integrating accessible content means excluding part of the population and even its target. It is therefore in your interest to make your content accessible.
Furthermore, accessibility makes it easier for everyone to access the content as well as for search engines, which will allow you to be better referenced.
Being digitally accessible also means using social networks.
Here are a few tips for making its content accessible:
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published a list of recommendations for making websites accessible : Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
To make your site accessible, here are a few tips:
To make a podcast accessible to all, you can write it down or else create a subtitled video. Make the transcript freely available so that people don't have to ask for it every time, remember that accessibility is a fundamental right!
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