Digital accessibility refers to the ability of users with disabilities to effectively use information and communications technology (ICT), including websites, mobile or web-based applications, software, and hardware. Digital accessibility is generally concerned with ensuring that ICT is designed to interact appropriately with assistive technologies.
Assistive technologies can include:
Some of our elders remember the days when a computer filled an entire room. Now, we have more powerful computers in our pockets. So many aspects of our lives are made easier by technology.
Yet, those with disabilities are often left out when hardware, software, websites, and apps are designed without a thought for their needs.
By some estimates, one in five people has a disability that affects their daily life. Having equal access to technology has a profound, enabling effect for people with disabilities.
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