There are so many types and severities of disability. Lots of us have some level of disability, and we all have access to our wonderful web!

Having some idea of these disabilities and the assistive tech or browser features that we use, will help you in making your site more accessible to all of us.

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The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 say:

Following these guidelines will make content more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including accommodations for blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity, and combinations of these, and some accommodation for learning disabilities and cognitive limitations; but will not address every user need for people with these disabilities.

Yes, it's imperfect (aren't we all), but achievable! In order to understand better how we can include people with disabilities, it may help to know the different ways in which we use the web.

Adaptive strategies

By changing built-in settings and features of a device's operating system or browser, a user can make the web more readable and usable.

These strategies include the use of:

Assistive technologies

This term is usually used to mean hardware and software created specifically to aid interaction with a computer or other device.

Examples of these include:

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