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1.1 Introduction

Welcome to A Beginner's Guide to Web Accessibility. Over the course we'll be looking at web accessibility, what it is, why it matters and what you can do to start making your sites more accessible. This is a great course for anyone interested in or already involved in the web. That includes designers, developers, project managers, and CEOs. We'll review some important terms and organizations involved to get a better idea of the laws behind web accessibility as well as what the future looks like in this area. In chapter 1 we'll learn about different disabilities, how they apply to the web, and how users with those particular disabilities might navigate the web. We'll also take a look at what it means to conform to accessible standards.

1.1 Introduction

John Hartley with tuts+ here and this A Beginner's Guide to Web Accessibility. During this course, we'll be looking at web accessibility. What it is, why it matters and what you can do to start making your sites more accessible. This is a great course for anyone interested in, or already involved in the web. That includes designers, developers, project managers even CEOs. we'll review some important terms, laws and organizations that are involved. To get a better idea behind web accessibility, as well as what the future looks like in the area. Hopefully by the end of this course, you'll see the value in spending the extra time on your site. To make sure it's accessible for as many people as possible, no matter their disability. Now that you've got an idea of everything we'll be covering, let's begin.