Thursday, December 15, 2022
Eleven letters in accessibility (a11y)
“a11y” stands for “accessibility.” It is a numeronym, with 11 representing the count of letters between the letter a and the letter y. Other numeronyms you may be familiar with include: i18n (internationalization), P2P (peer to peer), WWII (World War 2), etc.
The word accessibility has different meanings in different contexts. On the internet, the use of the term a11y helps to identify content related specifically to digital accessibility. For example, it is often used as a Twitter hashtag by digital accessibility practitioners.
If you’d like to learn more about the term a11y, check out the A11y Project post, Quick tip: a11y and a brief numeronyms primer.
Content from https://www.a11yproject.com/about/