LinkedIn used to be one of those social networking sites which I have highly recommended to people with disabilities, as it was one of the most accessible ones. Visiting the site for a couple of minutes one can tell that it was designed, with accessibility in mind. Maybe not anymore?
“Provide good content” is what many people say in order to increase your site rankings and convert your readers to customers. So you work to create the most informative and interesting articles out there.
But you must know that there are people whose comprehension is different from yours. What’s basic and simple to you may be too complex to others. How can you be sure that everyone would understand your content?
Here, we give you the answer by discussing the challenges faced by Internet users with cognitive disabilities. Joining us is Tristan, our friend who shared with us A Day in the Life of a Person with a Cognitive Disability. For each challenge below, we provide a solution to help people such as Tristan as they use your web site.
Talk to someone about disabilities and I can assure you that normally, that person would at once think of wheelchair users or blind people. But although these are major disability groups, there is also one group which is less recognized yet is as equally significant as the ones mentioned above.
This group consists of persons with cognitive disabilities. People who have this type of disabilities have limitations in their ability to perceive, recognize, understand, and/or respond to information.
Here, we will provide you with a close look at someone who has this disability, the challenges he faces, and how he uses technology to lead a productive and independent life.
On June 8, 2009 Apple has announced the new, iPhone 3G S it's newest iPhone. Instead of reviewing the features, I will discuss why is it a great advancement in the field of accessibility. Apple has implemented many accessibility features into it, which might become a large breakthrough for people to access mainstream, off the shelf products, without having to use extra assistive technologies.
One of the most frequently overlooked disabilities is cognitive disability. Often times, it is not even listed when talking about disabilities, and legislation does not cover it as other kinds of disabilities. Nevertheless, many people have cognitive disabilities, and the lack of accessibility makes it extremely difficult for them to use the computers.