Daily Issues Faced by Disabled Ones – accessiBe

Approximately one in four people in the United States are living with a disability. This is a huge amount of people and looking for ways to help make their lives easier should be a top priority. Granted, a lot has already been done and people have looked at even just making some small adjustments to make a big difference to disabled people. This is all great news but there is still much to be done. This isn’t an issue where we can sit back and think that everything is covered now. The world continues to change, and developments continue to be made and so with each new thing, the process should start again, and we should be asking, what issues could this present to a disabled person? And how can I make it easier for them? Thankfully, there are some, like accessiBe, who are already asking these questions in an area that has become a major part of our every day lives and they are making a massive difference to the lives of millions of people – the internet.

Just a few, maybe even a couple, of decades ago, who would have thought the internet would become such an integral part of our lives? But the fact remains that, it has. We can use the internet for almost anything. We have become so accustomed to having everything right there at our fingertips. And yet for some, this it is not quite so easy. There are many disabilities that affect people in a way that means accessing the internet can potentially be a problem. For some, they may struggle to see things on the website due to a visual impairment and so they need the information presented to them through sound instead. For others, it could be a hearing impairment and so they rely on the visual and benefit from subtitles. For still others, it could be a mobility issue that prevents access. Simply making a website accessible through using a keyboard only, rather than a mouse, could make all the difference to what they can do.

These are just some of the many reasons why a disabled person may struggle to use the internet. Because the solutions are so varied, it may put some people off doing anything about it, possibly thinking they could never help everybody and quickly becoming overwhelmed. If this is you then there is great news you need to hear – there is software available that will do all the work for you. Simply let it run on your website and it will detect any accessibility issues and amend them for you. So, what are you waiting for?

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