Web Accessibility for the Hearing-Impaired and Vision-Impaired

SUMMARY

Humans around the world rely on the internet for entertainment, education, and essential services. Unfortunately, much of the internet is inaccessible to users with hearing impairments or vision impairments. Inaccessibility affects millions of people: 26 percent of Americans are disabled according to the CDC. Among disabled Americans, 5.8 percent are deaf or have serious difficulty hearing and 4.6 percent have a vision impairment (CDC). Fortunately, software engineers can take steps to maximize websites’…