Accessibility—in the context of content presentation on the Web—refers to the ability of an individual to utilize online content even when functioning under comparatively limited conditions (e.g., use of a screen reader to aid an individual with limited or no sight). The aim of making a Web site accessible is to enable more users to access the Web effectively in more situations.
Georgia Tech has taken great care to adhere to federal accessibility legislation, and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines, to ensure that all site visitors will have unfettered access to the full spectrum of the Institute's online content.
For comprehensive, applied accessibility discussions and resources, the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is an exceptional reference for additional information. Georgia Tech's Center for Assistive Technology & Environmental Access (CATEA) is also an exceptional resource for issues related to accessibility and assistive technology.