: easily used or accessed by people with disabilities : adapted for use by people with disabilities
Councilwoman Deborah Gross introduced legislation Tuesday that would prioritize accessible entryways, common areas, restrooms and communications facilities—in that order—when city businesses undergo major physical updates.—Adam Smeltz
The inn is accessible by train and bus.
The mall is accessible from the highway.
It is a fascinating and accessible book.
Recent Examples on the WebThe food pantry is accessible to anyone with a university or University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ID -- students, staff and faculty -- and their households, who can receive a three-day supply of groceries and personal care items up to twice per week.—Ryan Anderson, arkansasonline.com, 25 Nov. 2023 Less crowded than Niseko, Furano has friendly locals and a good variety of accommodations and dining options, as well as publicly accessible hot spring baths at many of the main hotels.
Snow on Honshu is more copious than in Hokkaido, if not quite as dry.—Selena Takigawa Hoy, Travel + Leisure, 24 Nov. 2023 This means there’s a chance a store might not be accessible to everyone.—Orlando Mendiola, WIRED, 22 Nov. 2023 The ground stations have proved useful as one of several Latin American facilities accessible to China.—Cate Cadell, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023 This Contemporary Mountain Home Still Feels Delightfully Rustic Choose Natural Materials
Dystopian interiors often rely on natural, unfinished elements—an accessible way to bring a touch of fantasy (more specifically, the woods of District 12) into your own home.—Abby Wilson, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Nov. 2023 Not everybody has that in their backyard, but cloud computing has become ubiquitous and accessible.—IEEE Spectrum, 20 Nov. 2023 Highlighting their joint commitment to accessible cinema, both locations will feature 100% accessible theaters and screenings at the university will be offered free of charge.—Caroline Brew, Variety, 17 Nov. 2023 Still, James predicts that in five years, as these treatments become more effective and accessible, the diagnostic rate for MCI will skyrocket.—WIRED, 13 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English accessyble, borrowed from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French accessible, borrowed from Late Latin accessibilis, from Latin accessus (past participle of accēdere "to approach") + -ibilis-ible — more at accede