Everyone still needs to access essentials, whether it is groceries or medical care. Some people with disabilities have an especially hard time figuring out how to do so safely.
“Nothing About Us Without Us” may be a long-standing maxim within the disability rights movement but a sizeable proportion of creators of digital content appear yet to receive the memo.
Many people use accessibility and inclusive design as interchangeable terms. However, they are not the same thing. Accessibility is an outcome, and inclusive design is a process. As an outcome, accessibility is a thing that we measure — how well does a digital asset meet technical requirements such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines? How easy is it for someone with a disability to use? Can people with different disabilities complete tasks?
Get an overview of who makes up the more than 60 million people who live with some form of physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health or other disability in America.
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Many organizations view accessibility requirements grudgingly, as a costly way to avoid costlier lawsuits. Businesses and nonprofits with the best intentions can find themselves confused and overwhelmed as to where they should start.
Eight important trends that will help you get ahead and be more inclusive with respect to disabilities in 2020.
How can a new public building, designed from the ground up and approved by multiple layers of authority be so ostentatiously inaccessible? Disabled people in particular were outraged, but not surprised.
Accessibility in the digital space has come a great distance in a relatively short time, in many ways opening up the entire digital economy of the 21st century to millions of users. But the fact that one company—Domino’s Pizza—could try taking a case for not making its services accessible to the highest court in 2019 makes clear how much work there is left to do to make the online world equitable, both today and in the future.