Accessibility is an essential part of an inclusive user experience. When you commit to accessibility, you ensure that your product (whether it is a website, web application, or mobile app) is operable by people with a wide range of abilities. As a result, potential barriers to access are not only removed, but you avoid creating them in the first place. No matter if your organization is in the public, private, educational or charity sector, making sure your product is accessible will increase your audience reach.
“Information should be accessible to everyone without any barriers!”
More and more governments were demanding accessible websites since approximately 2006, but not enforcing it. This has changed in the recent years. The frontend output of TYPO3 has to comply to the laws regarding accessible websites, be it laws from the European Union, the United States or other countries.
Although 100% accessible frontend output is already possible, it highly depends on input and changes from the editors. They can easily lower the accessibility without knowing.
Initiatives have started by governments to have all tools accessible as well. This includes the TYPO3 backend. In the past there was never a focus on making the TYPO3 backend accessible.