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Building an accessible product: Our journey so far

Blog Post created by ASivasailam-esristaff Employee on Jul 16, 2020

Apurva Shah and Alison Sizer writes... 

 

What is accessibility

Before we dive into what web accessibility means, let’s first understand whataccessibility in general means. Accessibility is the extent to which something is able to be accessed by everyone, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. Buildings, public transportation, web applications, or other things we use in our daily lives are accessible if everyone can use these things. For example, most public buildings have ramps or elevators in addition to stairs to provide access to wheelchairs, and many speeches by public figures have a sign language interpreter so people with hearing disabilities can access the spoken content. The end goal is to enable access to all possible things for people with disabilities, not only because it is required by law, but because it is right thing to do.

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