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accessibility

Hardware and software technologies that help visually or physically impaired people to use the computer. For example, the Accessibility Options control panel in Windows provides keyboard, mouse and screen options for people who have difficulty typing or seeing the screen. See assistive technology.

Accessibility

1. Refers to items and conditions specified in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that provide access for physically handicapped persons.
2.
The provision of access to and through a building or site for physically impaired individuals.
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John taught at the University of Texas at Austin for 29 years and was the founder and director of the Accessibility Institute on campus.
Charles, improving its accessibility, comfort and safety for all users.
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The money really is going toward accessibility issues,'' Anton said.
This software is available through a strategic relationship between HiSoftware Company and Microsoft Corporation and will provide FrontPage users with the ability to test their Web sites for complete conformance with standards mandated by Section 508 of the federal government's Rehabilitation Act, as well as the international accessibility guidelines set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).