Glossary | Accessibility

Accessibility

  • The quality of being able to be reached, used, seen, or understood

Assistive Technologies

  • Tools that are used to help a person with a disability perform a task.

Disability

  • The ADA defines a person with a disability “as a person who has physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment”(ada.gov).

Screen Readers

  • It is software that is used by blind or visually impaired people have the content that appears on the computer screen read aloud.

Usability

  • A product(physical or digital) that is easy to use, learn and achieve a user’s objective

Web Accessibility

  • Web tools and technologies that are designed to help people with disabilities navigate through web pages

Go to: Getting Started: Web Accessibility