Web Accessibility Directive:
Frequently Asked Questions

These are frequently asked questions and answers on the EU Web Accessibility Directive.

The objective of this website is to support the implementation of the Directive and to provide reliable information and resources to those involved in buying, designing and monitoring websites or mobile applications, as well as users. This website is maintained by the Web Accessibility Initiative - Communities of Practice (WAI-CooP) Project.

2. What are the benefits of accessibility?

Accessibility is essential for persons with disabilities and useful for all. Watch these videos exploring the impact and benefits of accessibility for people in a variety of situations.

Implementing accessibility has tangible and intangible benefits. Read about the business case for accessibility and find out about distinctions and overlaps between accessibility, usability, and inclusive design.

Designing products that are easier for older people to use is similar to designing for persons with disabilities. Find out more about the overlaps between accessible design and design for older people.

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