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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun accessibility:


Accessibility is a member of the word family access, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun accessibility

What does accessibility mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: accessibilities

  1. the quality of being at hand when needed
  2. the attribute of being easy to meet or deal with

Alternative definition of the noun accessibility


  1. The quality of being accessible, or of admitting approach; receptibility

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for accessibility

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Google previewThe Universal Access Handbook (2009)

by Constantine Stephanidis

Like usability, accessibility is a term for which there is a range of definitions.

More specifically, Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and...

Google previewQuantifying Congestion (1997)

by Timothy J. Lomax

Whereas mobility refers to the ease with which people and goods can move or be moved about, accessibility refers to the ease with which...

Google previewComputational Science and Its Applications –- ICCSA 2009 (2009)

International Conference, Seoul, Korea, June 29--July 2, 2009, Proceedings by Osvaldo Gervasi, David Taniar, Beniamino Murgante, Antonio Laganà, Youngsong Mun

Accessibility is an important spatial characteristic and a significant link between transportation and land-use. Accordingly, accessibility plays in important role in urban and regional planning, spatial policy development, and urban land-use ...

Google previewThe Geography of Transport Systems (2013)

by Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Claude Comtois, Brian Slack

accessibility. Defining accessibility Accessibility is a key element to transport geography and to geography in general since it is a direct expression of mobility either in terms of people, freight or information. Welldeveloped and ...

Google previewHandbook of Industrial Engineering (2001)

Technology and Operations Management by Gavriel Salvendy

Accessibility is a control issue. Our ability to track our FedEx and UPS packages gives us power (and satisfaction). Imagine...

Accessibility is an inventory issue. Accessibility among vendors, manufacturers, and retailers will lead to automatic ...

Google previewQuantitative Methods and Applications in GIS (2006)

by Fahui Wang

Accessibility refers to the relative ease by which the locations of activities, such as work, shopping, recreation, and health care, can be reached from a given location. Accessibility is an important issue for several reasons. Resources or services ...

Google previewRendering Techniques ’97 (2012)

Proceedings of the Eurographics Workshop in St. Etienne, France, June 16–18, 1997 by Julie Dorsey, Philipp Slusallek

Offset-distance accessibility is the distance to the nearest point on the offset surface minus the offset radius. To determine...

Therefore, when global nature of the accessibility is a main concern, global tangent-sphere accessibility is preferred.

Google previewDesign and Implementation of Web-enabled Teaching Tools (2003)

by Mary Hricko

Since these standards have not yet been mandated as the legal protocol for Web design, it has been rather challenging to convince various groups of people that Web accessibility is a matter of importance. One reason for this challenge is that ...

Google previewWork Space, Equipment and Tool Design (2014)

by A. Mital, W. Karwowski

ACCESSIBILITY FOR MAINTENANCE Accessibility is a major consideration in designing for maintainability.

Google previewDisabled Justice? (2015)

Access to Justice and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Eilionóir Flynn

this means that the duty to provide accessibility is an ex ante...

a commonly used example regarding physical accessibility is the fact that ...

Google previewGuidelines to overcome architectural barriers in cultural heritage sites (2011)

by Aa.Vv.

As such, accessibility is a much broader concept and should be considered as all spatial, distributive, organisational and management ...

Google previewThe Untamed God (2009)

A Philosophical Exploration of Divine Perfection, Simplicity and Immutability by Jay W. Richards

Accessibility is the relation of necessity and possibility between worlds, a relation being “a two-or-more place property . . . or the extension of such a...

In possible worlds semantics, accessibility is a relation that holds between possible worlds.

Google previewHandbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care (2013)

by Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela

Although accessibility is an issue that has been discussed for many years in academic and professional forums, it is nowadays, in the case of Spain, from the implementation of Law 39/2006 of December 14, about the Promotion of Personal ...

Google previewQuantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS, Second Edition (2014)

by Fahui Wang

Accessibility refers to the relative ease by which the locations of activities such as work, school, shopping, recreation, and health care can be reached from a given location. Accessibility is an important issue for several reasons. Resources or ...

Google previewAnalytical Decision-Making Methods for Evaluating Sustainable Transport in European Corridors (2014)

by Isabella Lami

Accessibility is the main product of the transport system.

Google previewAccessibility Analysis and Transport Planning (2012)

Challenges for Europe and North America by Karst T. Geurs, Kevin J. Krizek, Aura Reggiani

Krizek and Aura Reggiani Accessibility is a concept that has become central to physical planning during the last 50 years; improving accessibility is an aim which has now made its way into mainstream transport ...

Google previewNew Frontiers for Youth Development in the Twenty-First Century (2012)

Revitalizing and Broadening Youth Development by Melvin Delgado

Geographical accessibility is a critical, although not the sole, element in increasing the reach of youth development. It is a rare community that has an abundance of museums, zoos, and aquariums (although few communities do not have a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Geography (2004)

by Gerald R. Pitzl

Accessibility The examples of absolute location given thus far have been of point form. That is, the precise intersection of a set of latitude and longitude lines, which describes a point with no real areal dimension. Clearly, Hanoi and Mischief ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Transportation (2014)

Social Science and Policy by Mark Garrett

This entry presents a conceptual discussion of the distinction between accessibility and mobility, followed by a description of basic measures and indicators, and a brief overview of recent developments worldwide of mobility and accessibility ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Internet Technologies and Applications (2007)

by Freire, Mario

Accessibility Standards, Guidelines, and Laws Many guidelines and requirements have been written to support the production of accessible Web applications and Web content. The W3C has led the Web Accessibility Initiative ( WAI) since 1997 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Services Research (2009)

Ed. by Ross M. Mullner by Ross M. Mullner

Measuring Geographic Barriers to Healthcare Various measures of spatial accessibility and activity space are now commonly used to measure the distance between supply and demand. The healthcare sector also is adopting innovative ...

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Quotes about accessibility

The introduction of many minds into many fields of learning along a broad spectrum keeps alive questions about the accessibility, if not the unity, of knowledge. (Edward Levi)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3E1S1S1I1B3I1L1I1T1Y4

The value of this 13-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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