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Unread 09-11-2007, 04:18 AM
bcarl314 bcarl314 is offline
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One thing to keep in mind when you're talking about accessibility is that it does not mean a specific disability. There are very VERY common disabilities such as color blindness that effect anywhere between 12% and 20% of the population. Color blindness is probably the single most overlooked accessibility checkpoint.

Add to that a few percent of the population with physical disabilities, legal blindness, and other disabilities and I'm sure you'll realize that 20% of the population does, in fact, have a disability that can potentially stop them from accessing content on a site.

Making a site accessible means that everyone, regardless of device they're using, will be able to access the content. Making a site with a red-green or yellow-blue (the most common color blindness types) color scheme makes them dependent on a device that can read the screen content, or other device because they may not be able to read the content themselves.
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