Digital Accessibility is defined as the ability for all individuals to easily use information technology products and services regardless of any physical or mental impairment they may suffer from.
Those most impacted are described later by the terms '[having] impairments' or 'disabled'. The terms are often used interchangeably. In fact, the former refers to secondary consequences of some conditions (like dexterity, memory or sensory challenges). The latter refers to the consequent barriers in society.
We believe that awareness and understanding of digital accessibility issues among IT professionals is key to ensuring that everyone, regardless of physical or mental disabilities, can access the IT services that are becoming central to an individual's life.