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Glossary of Terms
This numeronym is being used to abbreviate the term “Accessibility” and is commonly used on the web and social media. There are 11 letters between the A and the Y and it’s pronounced like “alley”. So the A11Y Collective stands for the Accessibility Collective!
When talking about (web) accessibility, we’re talking about ensuring your website or application is accessible for as many users as possible. It really is about putting the user first. This does include people with a permanent disability, but also a temporary, situational or constantly changing disability. So in fact it includes all users!
We all can feel a bit nervous or restless sometimes in our lives. But people with an anxiety disorder experience intense and persistent worries about everyday things. This can hinder them in everyday activities, such as filling in an online form. Give your user all the time they need to fill it in and remove the time pressure.
We all know captioning of a video is important. Subtitles are useful. But what if events happen in the video silently? Events that are important for the understanding of the …