What is web accessibility?

Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. More specifically, people can:

  • perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web

  • contribute to the Web

Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including:

  • auditory

  • cognitive

  • neurological

  • physical

  • speech

  • visual

Web accessibility also benefits people without disabilities, for example:

  • people using mobile phones, smart watches, smart TVs, and other devices with small screens, different input modes, etc.

  • older people with changing abilities due to ageing

  • people with “temporary disabilities” such as a broken arm or lost glasses

  • people with “situational limitations” such as in bright sunlight or in an environment where they cannot listen to audio

  • people using a slow Internet connection, or who have limited or expensive bandwidth

Learn more about web accessibility

The Global Maritime Forum strives to be an inclusive organisation. With help from digital agency 1508, our new website pays special attention to web accessibility. We have particularly considered contrast between elements, as well as page navigation.

If you experience accessibility issues on this website, please reach out to comms@globalmaritimeforum.org