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ICT Accessibility vs Usability

ICT Accessibility vs Usability

How to pronounce:
aɪ-siː-tiː əkˌsɛsɪˈbɪlɪti vs ˌjuːzəˈbɪlɪti

ICT Accessibility vs Usability
Definition:

Whereas ICT Accessibility usually means the adherence of digital platforms (websites, mobile apps, kiosks, digital video content, etc.) to technical standards, whereas usability is determined through the manual testing of digital platforms to ensure that real users with disabilities can actually use the website. Usually, a checklist is deployed to ask questions such as “Can the user browse the website using the keyboard only?” A true measure of how accessible a platform is depends on assessing both accessibility and usability.