ny of a person's senses, whether or not that person has a disability. Thus, the prevalence of digital information should be good news for people with perceptual or motor disabilities, who have often had limited access to printed and computer-based information. However, developers typically have implemented digital technologies without regard to access by persons with disabilities, and institutional purchasers of those technologies generally have not insisted on accessibility. Even when many cost-effective accessibility solutions exist, they often are not implemented. As a result, gratuitous barriers have been created that stop people with disabilities from accessing digital information and using electronic ha...
- 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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