What is Accessibility?

Accessibility: addresses discriminatory aspects related to equivalent user experience for people with disabilities.

Usability: is about designing products to be effective, efficient, and satisfying.

Accessibility and Usability

Accessibility primarily focuses on people with disabilities. Many accessibility requirements improve usability for everyone, especially in limiting situations.

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative website


What is Web Accessibility?

Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them.

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative website

HTML and Accessibility

Accessibility can be divided into two kinds as follows.

  • Human readability: Whether a product or service is easy to see, read and use by humans.

  • Machine readability: How easy for the machines to understand and convert machine-readable information into human-readable information.

In STUDIO, you can improve human readability by content on the website. (e.g. writing or design) On the other hand, you can improve machine readability by configuring HTML settings properly.

HTML is a web language that marks up the contents by selecting tags. HTML tags are used for User-agent, a software that provides content on the web to the users such as a web browser, to understand the meaning of the contents.

For instance, SEO is affected by Google crawlers, one of the user agents. When you want to improve the SEO of your website, you should set proper HTML tags to let it understand the contents of your website.

Another typical example is the Screen reader. A screen reader is an assistive technology that enables people with vision impairments to understand the content and the operational status on the web page.

Please check the video below for more details.

*It is different from the Voice reader function

STUDIO functions that help improve Web Accessibility

In addition to setting HTML tags, STUDIO offers several features to improve the web accessibility of your website.

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