About the Accessibility World Map
Did you know that over a billion people, approximately 15% of the world’s population, have a disability that makes accessing the web difficult–especially if it’s not designed to be accessible!
Inaccessible websites can make day-to-day tasks like booking a flight, changing an address, checking your taxes, or booking a doctor’s appointment near impossible.
We hope this data will allow you to better understand the web accessibility landscape and advocate for accessible websites worldwide.
Leaving no one behind
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was adopted in 2006 and aims to “promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.” Despite that, there is still a lot of work to be done before this can be achieved.
The Accessibility World Map aims to support the CRPD and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals' (SDG) overarching theme of “leaving no one behind,” with a special focus on goals 4, 10, and 17.
4. Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
10. Reduced Inequalities
Empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, economic, or other status.
17. Partnerships for the Goal
Encourage and promote effective public, public-private, and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.