How Disabilities Statistics Affect the Use of the Web in the USA #infographic

How Disabilities Statistics Affect the Use of the Web in the USA #infographic

The United States of America has over 60 million people suffering from one form of disability or the other. These disabilities such as cognitive, physical impairment, hearing disabilities, dexterity and motor impairments affects the use the web. This simply means they will require the use of assistive technologies such as screen readers, screen enhancement software, a head-mouse, head-pointer, or mouth-stick; voice-recognition software, speech output, scanning software etc to access information and web content.

Similarly, the population of the aged in America is about 20% of the population, meaning websites that are not properly coded, and designed will not be accessible to over 40% of the U.S population.

This infographic serves to remind organizations, business owners, designers, and developers about the need to make websites, mobile applications, documents, and digital properties accessible by making them perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust enough to support compatibility with assistive technologies.

 Interestingly, there's been a rise in the number of ADA (Title III) lawsuit and with businesses and activities moving online, the time to be compliant can no longer wait. Visit whoisaccessible page to find out more on accessibility compliance.

How Disabilities Statistics Affect the Use of the Web in the USA #infographic

infographic by: www.whoisaccessible.com

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