Digital Accessibility Center

Welcome to Nationwide Digital Accessibility Center! Digital accessibility means that websites and mobile applications are designed and developed so that all people can reasonably use them. Our goal is to enhance accessibility across digital platforms and provide you with helpful information about web accessibility.

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Types of disabilities


People who are blind need alternative text descriptions for meaningful images. They use the keyboard and not a mouse to interact with interactive elements. Decorative images should be marked accordingly so screen reader users can ignore those images.

Cognitive / neurological

An uncluttered screen, consistent navigation and the use of plain language would be useful for people with different learning disabilities/impairments/low vocabularies.

Hearing / auditory

People who are deaf or hard of hearing need captioning for video presentations and visual indicators in place of audio cues.

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Motor / physical

People with motor impairments may need alternative keyboards, eye control or other assistive technology to help them type and navigate on their devices.


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While the information here is based on WCAG 2.1 AA standards, it is not meant to replace the W3C's WCAG 2.1 AA guidance documentation , as may be updated from time to time. Please test your content against the WCAG success criteria, as appropriate.