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What is accessibility?

Accessibility refers to whether a product or service is usable by all regardless of disability status. Principles of accessibility are not limited to physical spaces (such as stairs or curbs) – the same principles apply to websites and public facing documents. There are guidelines to follow to make documents, web pages, presentations, products, and research findings more accessible to people with disabilities. This tip sheet offers an introduction to accessibility and will be followed by tip sheets that focus on specifics.

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CeKTER (Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research), Employment


employment, accessibility, web accessibility, research, disability, disability employment research, Deaf, Blind, color blind, low vision, Dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD

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Alexandra Murray