Promoting Web Accessibility for Users with Multiple Disabilities
Batista Ortiz, Eddalís
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The web is quickly evolving and allowing people access to all types of information from the comfort of home. Information is accessible through electronic devices like computers, phones and tablets, for example. There has been an increase in the number of people with different disabilities, including older people, which constitute approximately 10 percent of the world’s population today. The categories of such disabilities include physical, cognitive, sensorial, emotional, developmental, mental, and/or a combination of them. Websites need to be modified to provide equal access and to ensure their access to information to the internet, as is their human basic right. This improvement to websites is known as Web Accessibility. Web accessibility allows users with disabilities to browse through a website using accessible components or assistive tools as needed. Every website should strive to address and provide accessibility for as many disabilities as possible. Key Terms ⎯ Assistive Technologies, Disabilities, Web Accessibility, Web Browsing.