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Designing for Accessibility

Tips, tricks for Universal Design, Design for All

Visual comparison between equality versus accommodation versus accessibility


  • Treat everyone the same way
  • Some users may encounter obstacles


  • Help people overcome these obstacles
  • Equity


  • Anticipate obstacles
  • Remove barriers

Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that everyone can use them.
More specifically, people can:

  • perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web
  • contribute to the Web

Image: "Equality, Accommodation and Accessibility in Education" published in Forward with FLEXibility by Alise de Bie & Kate Brown, McMaster University, 2017. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

This image is based on a popular meme about equality.

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