Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is commemorated annually on the third Thursday of May to raise awareness about web accessibility and inclusion in the digital world.

What is web accessibility?

Web accessibility refers to removing barriers so people with disabilities can use the web with a design that allows all people to perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the web and share content.

Why is this day important?

This date’s role is to spread the word about web accessibility and to connect developers and creators with the resources they need to learn, understand, and implement in their web designs.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), cover and regulate the accessibility of all online content.

Web accessibility and TeletonUSA Foundation

The design and development of the TeletonUSA Foundation website use these accessibility guidelines as a base.

For example:

  • The TeletonUSA website uses colors and contrasts, making it easy to read.
  • Navigation is always clear and direct.
  • Clarity in the appearance of the content, prioritizing sizes between different components such as headings, subheadings, and body text.

In addition, the intention is to continue improving the site’s accessibility so that the contents and future updates meet these standards.

In this way, at TeletonUSA Foundation, we work committed to the accessibility and inclusion of all people.