Rethinking accessibility

When it comes to an accessible digital experience, difficulty interacting with your content can come in many forms. For example, someone color blind needs to adjust the color contrast in order to see everything. Someone with limited motor skills may not be able to use a mouse.

Proper keyboard functionality is critical. An individual who has dyslexia may need a different font in order to more easily read your information. There are various visual, auditory, motor and cognitive impairments that must be considered when designing an accessible online experience.

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Visual

Blindness

Low vision

Color blindness

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Auditory

Deafness

Hearing impairment

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Motor

Difficulty in using hands

Limited fine motor control

Muscle slowness

Tremor and spasms

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Cognitive

Learning disabilities

Memory impairments

Attention disorders

Problem solving, logic

Why accessibility matters

Individuals with disabilities represent the world's largest minority market, and together, with friends and family, their consumer spending potential is enormous.

1B+

People with disabilities (PWD) worldwide

61M+

American adults with disabilities

1in 68

Children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder

75%

People with Disabilities who use computers

22%

Working-age adults who benefit from accessibility

40%

Prevalence of disability in adults 65+

5-10%

Estimated U.S. population with dyslexia

2/3

People with disabilities use accessibility tools

$8T

U.S. PWD disposable income (incl friends/family)

Why Compliance Matters: by the Numbers PDF

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