Introduction

What comes to mind when you think of accessibility? If you're like most people, you might conjure up images of a wheelchair or perhaps someone who is blind. What about someone with a broken arm, a child with a learning disability, or a 65-year-old who needs high-prescription eyeglasses to read? When it comes to technology, accessibility pertains to a wide range of people with a wide range of abilities, not just the folks with disabilities.

Accessible technology is technology that users can adapt to meet their visual, hearing, dexterity, cognitive, and speech needs and interaction preferences. Accessible technology includes accessibility options and utilities built into products, as well as specialty hardware and software add-ons called ...

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