It is in the best interests of everyone to ensure that mainstream technology is accessible for people with disabilities. If digital information is routinely presented so that it can be accessed through a variety of senses (such as by captioning on video or text-to-speech) and if mainstream electronic devices and applications are usable by all persons with disabilities, the disabilities become irrelevant to the acquisition of information and the use of valued technologies. By contrast, separate and inferior access increases the cost of education while reducing its effectiveness. Moreover, separate and inferior access reduces the effectiveness of persons with disabilities in the workplace and creates the need for additional governmental...
- Chapter 1. Introduction to accessible technology
- from Ensuring Digital Accessibility through Process and Policy
- Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
- Released: June 2015
Why accessibility is important.
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