International Day of People with Disability, December 3

Nov 10, 2021

Find out how people with disabilities use the web and the impact of web accessibility.

The annual observance of the International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of people with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect life. Become aware how people with disabilities use the web and the impact of web accessibility.

How People with Disabilities Use the Web

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has created a great resource: How People with Disabilities Use the Web. As it explains:

This resource introduces how people with disabilities, including people with age-related impairments, use the Web. It describes tools and approaches that people with different kinds of disabilities use to browse the Web and the barriers they encounter due to poor design. It helps developers, designers, and others to understand the principles for creating accessible websites, web applications, browsers, and other web tools.

Check it out!

Impact of Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities

WAI has also created a series of short videos. They show the impact of web accessibility for people with disabilities, and the advantages for everyone in a variety of situations.

You can watch the full series in about 10 minutes. Audio described versions of the videos are available.

Video Captions (48 seconds)

Video Captions provides more information including what needs to happen for this to work and resources to learn more.

Colors with Good Contrast (1.03 minutes)

Colors with Good Contrast provides more information including what needs to happen for this to work and resources to learn more.

Large Links, Buttons, and Controls (43 seconds)

Large Links, Buttons, and Controls provides more information including what needs to happen for this to work and resources to learn more.

Customizable Text (47 seconds)

Customizable Text provides more information including what needs to happen for this to work and resources to learn more.

Keyboard Compatibility (48 seconds)

Keyboard Compatibility provides more information including what needs to happen for this to work and resources to learn more.

Clear Layout and Design (1.06 minutes)

Clear Layout and Design provides more information including what needs to happen for this to work and resources to learn more.

Notifications and Feedback (1.06 minutes)

Notifications and Feedback provides more information including what needs to happen for this to work and resources to learn more.

Text to Speech (54 seconds)

Text to Speech provides more information including what needs to happen for this to work and resources to learn more.

Understandable Content (56 seconds)

Understandable Content provides more information including what needs to happen for this to work and resources to learn more.

Voice Recognition (1.11 minutes)

Voice Recognition provides more information including what needs to happen for this to work and resources to learn more.

Further Information