What does accessibility mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. handiness, accessibility, availability, availablenessnoun

    the quality of being at hand when needed

  2. approachability, accessibilitynoun

    the attribute of being easy to meet or deal with


  1. accessibilitynoun

    The quality of being accessible, or of admitting approach; receptibility

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accessibilitynoun

    the quality of being accessible, or of admitting approach; receptibility

    Etymology: [L. accessibilitas: cf. F. accessibilit.]


  1. Accessibility

    Accessibility is the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible. Accessibility can be viewed as the "ability to access" and benefit from some system or entity. The concept often focuses on people with disabilities or special needs and their right of access, enabling the use of assistive technology. Accessibility is not to be confused with usability, which is the extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in a specified context of use. Accessibility is strongly related to universal design when the approach involves "direct access." This is about making things accessible to all people. An alternative is to provide "indirect access" by having the entity support the use of a person's assistive technology to achieve access.

Editors Contribution

  1. accessibility

    The ability to access.

    Accessibility is important for people to know they can access things easily.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 29, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accessibility in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accessibility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of accessibility in a Sentence

  1. James Rimmer:

    The ADA only covers the' bare essentials' of accessibility, which generally relate to' bricks and mortar' only, most commercial and private fitness facilities are in the early stages of access. Hospital-based fitness facilities are on the other end of the spectrum, with much higher rates of accessibility and access to all areas of the facility.

  2. Jennifer Granholm:

    Not only are we helping to protect our planet from the dangers of climate change, but we are also facilitating a shift in the accessibility of electric vehicle charging and creating good-paying jobs that support the manufacturing of sustainable technologies right here at home.

  3. Simon Rego:

    We generally only compare up, meaning we hardly even consider what the people who have less accessibility than us or are less fortunate than us are doing, do you ever think about how the homeless spend their weekend?

  4. Brad Raffensperger:

    What you want is a law or process that works, no matter who is in charge - Republican or Democrat—because it is objectively fair, i will always fight to make sure we have the appropriate balance of accessibility and security so that everyone knows that their vote will count and be counted accurately, and if we do that, then at the end of the day, if you lose a race you’ve lost it honestly, and you need to go back and figure out what you’re going to do the next time to actually win.

  5. Zereana Jess-Huff:

    The way insurers have embraced this service delivery method has been an interesting development, i think a lot of that is because their backs are up against the wall when it comes to accessibility. This service is an answer for that. For individuals who need to pay for online therapy out of pocket, we’ve also introduced rates that are competitive with what you would pay in a brick-and-mortar setting.If you are seeing a Ph.D. level therapist through Amwell, it’s $95, and if you are seeing a masters-level therapist it’s $79.

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