Accessibility 101

  • About 1 in 5 people live with a disability.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired with blindness and low vision.
  • The National Eye Institute reports color blindness affects approximately 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women.
  • Hearing loss affects 360 million people worldwide according to the World Health Organization.
  • An accessible site should be easily navigated using a variety of assistive devices including: screen readers, screen magnifiers, Braille displays, voice recognition software, and keyboards.