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Regine M. GilbertInclusive Design for a Digital Worldhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5016-7_7

7. Assistive Technologies

Regine M. Gilbert
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New York, NY, USA
 
For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.
—IBM Training Manual 1991
Do you wear glasses or contacts? You may not think about those things as assistive technology but in many ways they are. They make things more accessible to you. Creating accessible experiences, often times, can open our eyes to things that we didn’t know existed with the technology we use on a daily basis. The beauty of technology is that it can be made for all of us. Accessibility often ends up benefitting ...

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