Definition of accessibility in English:



mass noun
  • 1The quality of being able to be reached or entered.

    ‘the restoration project involved repairing the roof and improving accessibility’
    • ‘We focus on issues that address the needs of bus users, such as bus stop accessibility and the comfort and safety of buses.’
    • ‘We bring customers in by promising great service, state-of-the-art technology, and easy accessibility to our warehouse.’
    • ‘He also indicated that plans were underway to improve public transit and road accessibility to the airport.’
    • ‘We have a plan for improved accessibility in and around Lower Manhattan.’
    • ‘Another advantage of the hospital is its accessibility and convenience for many veterans who walk or take the subway or buses.’
    • ‘He demonstrated the accessibility of lakes Nyasa and Tanganyika.’
    • ‘It provides a range of support services, including general health and safety, accessibility, and fire planning.’
    • ‘Reliable and affordable public transport determines accessibility to both employment and housing.’
    • ‘The campaign will fund more than 4,000 square feet of new exhibition space and an elevator for increased accessibility.’
    • ‘They maintain and enhance physical accessibility of campus facilities.’
    ease of access, availability, approachability, obtainability
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    1. 1.1 The quality of being easy to obtain or use.
      ‘students were concerned about the accessibility of quality academic counselling’
      • ‘The potential collector base is quite large due to the accessibility of photographs.’
      • ‘Growth in its e-commerce capabilities is expected to revolutionize the accessibility of banking services.’
      • ‘More methodical indexing would improve accessibility of the case studies.’
      • ‘It is obvious that this software will be more restricted in terms of its accessibility to the database servers.’
      • ‘Its easily removed side panel, removable drive cage, and general accessibility make it hard to beat.’
      • ‘There's more accessibility to drugs, and it's creeping into our community.’
      • ‘A major national supplier announced it would stop selling ammonium nitrate as its easy accessibility questioned local safety.’
      • ‘With new operating systems introduced every few years, the accessibility of e-books can be transient.’
      • ‘The easy accessibility of information on the Internet has made encyclopedias far less useful.’
      • ‘The field of astronomy is enriched by the accessibility of several high-caliber airborne telescopes.’
    2. 1.2 The quality of being easily understood or appreciated.
      ‘the accessibility of his work helped to popularize modern art’
      comprehensibility, intelligibility, understandability, penetrability, approachability
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    3. 1.3 The quality of being easily reached, entered, or used by people who have a disability.
      ‘many architects believe that accommodating wheelchairs is all there is to providing accessibility’
      • ‘Persons with disabilities faced accessibility difficulties at certain polling sites.’
      • ‘Development proposals will be refused unless the facility is relocated to other appropriate premises with equal accessibility.’
      • ‘If ramps are built for handicap accessibility, and no one uses the ramps, then it's a waste.’
      • ‘For existing disabled staff, we have discussed accessibility requirements on an individual basis and agreed on provision of facilities.’
      • ‘The library is now compliant with federal accessibility standards, incorporating ramps, automatic doors, and an elevator.’
      • ‘This conserves bandwidth and enhances handicap accessibility.’
      • ‘Accessibility for disabled users and accessibility for diverse methods of browsing the web are connected issues.’
      • ‘We are currently exploring the improvement of IT accessibility for disabled people.’
      • ‘The board gave the city until December 1 to fix problems with the library's accessibility to people with disabilities.’
      • ‘The state received anonymous complaints about accessibility, relating to the building's ramp and parking spaces.’