What is Accessibility?
Excerpt from the University of Washington website: Accessible Technology - Getting Started with Accessibility: "Accessibility is the degree to which a product, device, program, service, resource, or environment is available to a given user. If a building on campus has a wheelchair ramp leading to its main entrance, that entrance is accessible to wheelchair users."
What is Accessible technology?
"Accessible technology is technology that has been designed in a way so that it can be accessed by all users. This includes electronic documents, websites, software, hardware, video, audio, and other technologies. People who interact with technology are extremely diverse. They have a wide variety of characteristics, and we cannot assume that they’re all using a traditional monitor for output, or keyboard and mouse for input."
Excerpt from the University of Washington website: Accessible Technology - Getting Started with Accessibility.
Why is Accessible technology important?
Our mission is: Maximizing opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. Access is an important part of this work, and our goal with this page is to provide resources and tips on how to you can make sure your website and documents are accessible for everybody.
Below are a variety of resources and tips for creating accessible technology:
PDFs and PDF Forms
University of Washington: Overview of Accessible Documents