Q: Accessibility compliant (according to the Accessibility Guidelines for United Nations websites)
The aim is to make websites more accessible to people with disabilities and older people. The provision is about people who may not have or be able to use a keyboard or mouse; may have a text-only screen, a small screen (think mobile phone), or a slow internet connection; may not speak or understand the language in which the document is written fluently, etc. The commission has aligned its effort with the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative. You can therefore just follow W3C specifications.
There are several reasons why web accessibility is important:
use of the web is spreading rapidly into all areas of society;
there are barriers on the web for many types of disabilities; (*)
millions of people have disabilities that affect access to the web; some websites are required to be accessible; web accessibility also has carry-over benefits for other users
(*) The disabilities that web accessibility is concerned with encompass users who are: blind or visually impaired, e.g. various common types of poor eyesight, various types of colour blindness, motor impaired, e.g. Parkinson’s Disease, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, stroke cognitively impaired, i.e. poor short-term memory (as commonly caused by senile dementia), dyslexia, hearing impaired or deaf non-native speakers of the website’s language(s) (including users of sign languages)
Designing the website with accessibility in mind can often enhance usability for all users; these users also include automated access to the site, such as search engines.
Fulfilling legal obligation (EU Policies…)
Increase of reach to special needs
Increase of reach for different technologies
Less time-consuming to manage
Ready for the future of the internet
Higher search engine ranking
All necessary accessibility features according to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Following these guidelines will also often make your Web content more usable to users in general.