The topic of accessibility deserves special attention. While clear standards have been prescribed and implemented in real life for decades in some cases, digital accessibility is still in its infancy. Around 18 percent of the world's population is affected, at various levels, by a disability. In addition, there is a large number of senior citizens who, although they do not appear in the relevant statistics, de facto also have to contend with limitations.
What does digital accessibility mean? All people should be able to use and understand an app or a website. From 2025, the European Accessibility Act will apply to all EU member states, according to which perceptibility, comprehensibility, robustness and usability are to be guaranteed for people with disabilities. In practical terms, this means:
- Use of simple language.
- Clear naming of buttons.
- Alternative texts for graphics and images.
- Music and video files do not play automatically.
- No exclusive color highlighting of content.
Another argument for accessibility is the fact that every user, disabled or not, benefits from a simpler site structure and clear content.
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