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Accessible Design

"Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the web. More specifically, web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the web, and that they can contribute to the web." - Shawn Lawton Henry "Understanding Web Accessibility", Chapter 1 of the book "Web Accessibility", Lulu.com 2007

Many web designers do not think about whether their websites are accessible. Thus they unconsciously promote the exclusion of blind and visually impaired people. Since 1 January 2006 all websites which are financed through public funds must be accessible.

Accessible web design is worthwhile for web designers and users. Accessible websites are standard compliant and cleanly coded.

This has several advantages for the owner of the website:
> A broader audience of users or clients is reached.
> A clean coding improves the search engine ranking.
> The pages are easier to maintain and more flexible to manage.
> Web accessibility improves the company's public image.
> By complying with the latest standards, the site is future-proof.

Make sure that your website, too, is accessible to everybody. Choose accessible web design made by dienst-iT!

More information about accessibility information technology can be found, for example, here:
> W3.org - Web accessibility - www.w3.org.
> Wikipedia - Web accessibility - en.wikipedia.org.