Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web. More specifically, Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web.
Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. The Web is an increasingly important resource in many aspects of life: education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, and more. It is essential that the Web be accessible in order to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with disabilities. An accessible Web can also help people with disabilities more actively participate in society.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that State, local government, educational, and public websites be made accessible. The Foxborough Public Schools’ website is developed using up-to-date markup and development techniques, easy and accessible to use navigation and proper informational page structures. This is all done in order to meet Web accessibility standards and to ensure future compatibility with current and future interfaces.