Thursday, May 20, was the tenth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a day to bring awareness about digital access and inclusion, and the more than one billion people with disabilities/impairments who may face barriers in their digital experience. In 2020, Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM) analyzed one million home pages for accessibility issues and found that 98.1% of them had at least one failure in delivering a truly accessible experience.
“Few innovations have done more to connect people with one another than the internet, and yet for far too many people, barriers remain in place to give them the access and digital experience they deserve,” said Senator John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin). “Everyone deserves equitable accessibility in all aspects of life, and that must include technological platforms. On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we must strive to build a better, more inclusive online experience that truly provides everyone the opportunity and experience they deserve.”
More info and resources about digital accessibility and how to ensure your online content can be accessible is available here: https://webaim.org/.