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Thursday, July 22, 2004

Accessibility : Disability Types

Disability types :
#1 Visual :  Blind, color blind, poor vision
- Use audio books and e books- Know/ Dont know Braille - Use JAWS, a screen reader which reads web sites aloud.- Use windows screen magnifiers to read text- Increase font sizes on their browsers- Use keyborad shorcuts often 
 #2 Hearing :  Deafness
- Need visual equivalent of audio - Like subtitles for videos, captions,- SMIL (Synchronized Media Integration Language) lets you sync audio, video with text.
#3 Motor : inability to use a mouse, slow response time, limited fine motor control
#4 Others :
- Epileptic users must avoid seeing screen flickering between 2 and 55 Hz - Users who use only keyboard to naviagte- Learning / cognitive disability 

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