Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
One of the main characteristics of the world that we live in is the access to information and one of the
main ways to reach the information is the Internet. Most Internet sites put accessibility problem on a secondary
plan. If we try to define this concept (accessibility) we could say that accessibility it’s a way to offer access to
information for the people with disabilities.
For example blind people can’t navigate on the Internet like usual people. For that reason Internet sites have to
put at their disposal ways to make their content known to this people. Accessibility does not refer only at blind
people the web accessibility refers to all people who lost their ability to access the Internet sites.
The web accessibility includes every disability that stops people with disabilities to access the web sites content
like hearing disability, neurological and cognitive. People that have low speed Internet connection or with low
performance computers can use the web accessibility.