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Part: I Design and Usability Topics > Designing for Accessibility

Chapter 6. Designing for Accessibility

You're a designer. A visually oriented person. And the Web is such a graphic medium, it's easy to forget that not everyone browsing the Web uses his or her eyes. However, the Web is a worldwide community of all types of people, including those with disabilities. The visually impaired want to visit your site. So do people with cognitive or learning disabilities. If these people showed up at your front door, you wouldn't dream of insulting them or making their visit unpleasant. Likewise, when you're building your Web site, you should consider their special situations.


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