6 Ways Your Tech is Making it Harder on People with Disabilities


From something as seemingly trivial as missing out on online promo deals to something as crucial as the inability to apply for certain jobs, lack of inclusivity in tech design can have real-world consequences for people with disabilities.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.