Who is affected by accessibility?
Accessibility for people with disabilities
Most people still think of accessibility in terms of disability. 1 in 5 people in the UK have some kind of disability, and 1 in 4 in the United States.
10% of the UK are dyslexic.
- Hand-motor impairment
12% of people have tremors or other impairments.
- ADHD and autism
Diagnosed in over 11% of children.
- Hearing loss
19% of the UK suffer from hearing loss.
- Vision impairment
3% of UK has significant sight loss, 0.5% are legally blind.
- Anxiety disorders
18% of US adults suffer from an anxiety disorder.
Accessibility for everyone
Accessibility isn’t just for people with disabilities. If you’ve ever used captions to watch a video without sound, you’ve benefitted from accessible technologies. Modern accessibility helps everyone.
- Poor visibility
Using a phone in bright sunlight
- Low attention
Crying child on lap, phone ringing in background
- Poor hearing
At a loud bar
No headphones, sees video in Facebook feed
- Manual dexterity
Using phone one-handed on train
- Low comprehension
A tourist is trying to use your site in a second language