Accessible can mean easy to get to. If the mall is easily accessible, you might be tempted to spend a lot of money on your lunch breaks.

The "within reach" definition of the adjective accessible does not just refer to physical distance. A person can be accessible if they are approachable and friendly. A celebrity that is accessible probably signs a lot of autographs and grants interviews. The word can also describe something that is easily understood. You might need to read a plot summary of a long convoluted novel — to make it more accessible or easy to follow.

Definitions of accessible
  1. adjective
    capable of being reached
    “a town accessible by rail”
    approachable, reachable
    easily approached
    come-at-able, get-at-able, getatable
    capable of being reached or attained
    handy, ready to hand
    easy to reach
    suited to your comfort or purpose or needs
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    inaccessible, unaccessible
    capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all
    outback, remote
    inaccessible and sparsely populated;
    pathless, roadless, trackless, untracked, untrod, untrodden
    lacking pathways
    out of reach, unapproachable, unreachable, unreached
    inaccessibly located or situated
    un-come-at-able, un-get-at-able, ungetatable
    difficult to reach or attain
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  2. adjective
    easily obtained
    “most students now have computers accessible
    accessible money”
    obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service
  3. adjective
    capable of being read with comprehension
    “readily accessible to the nonprofessional reader”
    synonyms: approachable
    comprehendible, comprehensible
    capable of being comprehended or understood
  4. adjective
    easy to get along with or talk to; friendly
    “an accessible and genial man”
    easy to meet or converse or do business with
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