Adhering to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and recommendations from reputable design improvement resources can help ensure your website is accessible to people with physical disabilities.
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Living with a learning disability presents daily challenges, from understanding text or nonverbal social cues to accessing and utilizing websites for products and services. Understanding and addressing potential barriers to this community—in education, web design, and many other areas—is critical to helping improve inclusion and acceptance, for all.
To improve accessibility and digital inclusion for those with mental health disabilities, developers and businesses should incorporate Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), heightened sensitivity and awareness, and gentler tones into website designs and messaging. This comprehensive guide provides an overview of this significant community, along with common conditions, barriers, improvements, and much more.
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The d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities face myriad obstacles navigating the digital world, including lack of captions and interpretations, low-quality audio, and social media inaccessibility, among other barriers.
People with speech and language disorders often face barriers when navigating the internet and accessing websites. Implementing common sense strategies to improve digital inclusion and accessibility enhances the overall experience for all users, especially those with disabilities.
“The Spoon Theory” describes the experience of living with a chronic disease or illness, with “spoons” representing units of energy available to those people over the course of a day.
National Disability Independence Day, celebrated annually on July 26, commemorates passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. law prohibiting discrimination against those with disabilities.
Annie Jean-Baptiste, head of product inclusion at Google, utilizes her platform to advocate for more equity in product development across industries.
Incorporating WCAG compliance and input from people with physical disabilities into website designs expands an organization’s reach while improving digital accessibility and inclusion for those otherwise facing significant barriers.
Lainey Feingold is a civil rights lawyer who specializes in making the digital world more accessible through Structured Negotiation. She has negotiated agreements with Major League Baseball, Walmart, Bank of America, and others.
Disabled activist, consultant, and media maker Alice Wong is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project and editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century.
When it comes to providing descriptions of visual content, quality is key, says one of the leading proponents of improved captioning.
Digital accessibility evangelist Jennison Asuncion promotes inclusive design and build of digital products and technology through his acclaimed initiatives, including Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
Learning disabilities must be taken into account during the digital design process to ensure digital inclusion and accessibility for the community. This comprehensive guide outlines common learning disabilities, associated difficulties, accessibility barriers and best practices, and more.
After facing barriers to inclusion, Shani Dhanda set her sights on supporting the disabled, Asian, and female communities and all their intersectionalities.
Be My Eyes VP of Community Will Butler talks inspiration, hope, and the power of communal healing via his free, crowd-sourced app that gives sight to the blind.
Becky Kekula is passionate about changing the way society views persons with disabilities by helping corporations understand and embrace the power of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Irene Mbari-Kirika provides assistive computer technology to blind and low-vision students in Africa with her nonprofit organization, inABLE.
Vilissa Thompson, Creator of #DisabilityTooWhite, Brings An Intersectional Lens to Disability Advocacy
The hashtag #DisabilityTooWhite created by Vilissa Thompson brought the importance of intersectionality to the forefront of the disability rights conversation.
Professional Opportunities & Chance Meetings Led Tiffany A. Yu to Overcome Cultural & Physical Disability Exclusion
How a student club, investment banking internship, and a stint working for Sean “Diddy” Combs guided Tiffany A. Yu toward her role as founder of Diversability.