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Mobile And Accessibility: Why You Should Care And What You Can Do About It

By TJ VanToll

Mobile has revolutionized the way we use the web. This is especially true of disabled users, for whom mobile devices open the door to a whole new spectrum of interactions.

And they are taking advantage of it. A July 2013 survey1 (PDF) of adults with disabilities done by the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center2 found that 91% of people with disabilities use a “wireless device such as a cell phone or tablet.” Among these users, screen reader usage is common, even on mobile devices.

A study of 1782 screen reader users3 done by Web Accessibility in Mind4 (WebAIM) in 2012 showed that 71.8% used screen readers on their mobile devices. And we’re not ...

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