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This section provides a guide to accessibility best practices for theme developers.

Web accessibility refers to the practice of making websites usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users can have equal access to information and functionality.

The W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Introduction to Web Accessibility says 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 also benefits others, including older people with changing abilities due to aging.

For information about addressing accessibility within module development, see the Accessibility Best Practices section of the Developer Guide. To participate in discussions about accessibility, see the Drupal Accessibility group.

Looking for support? Visit the forums, or join #drupal-support in IRC.