Assistive technology and the role it plays in developing for accessibility

As we have seen, not all people with disabilities require assistive technology to access websites. In many cases, people use standard technology, such as keyboard and trackballs, and rely on websites being designed well. Some people with disabilities require assistive technology to access the web; this is especially the case with visual and mobility disabilities. We will discuss these next.

People with mobility disabilities use a range of assistive technologies, depending on the severity of the disability. Most of these work through the keyboard, so providing full keyboard access to a website is an important first step in accessibility. Technologies used by people ...

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