Charlie Swinbourne: The web presents deaf and disabled people with a digital glass wall

Posted on June 12, 2012



You can read this Guardian Comment is Free article about deaf and disabled access online, here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/12/deaf-disabled-digital-glass-wall

When you think about the barriers facing deaf and disabled people, it’s easy to think about obstacles in the physical world. You might consider the problems a wheelchair user would have getting into a building with steps, or the issues a deaf person who lip-reads might face talking to a shop assistant who mumbles. Increasingly though, it’s in the online, rather than the the physical world, where deaf and disabled people are battling a lack of access. It’s as though there’s a digital glass wall. The content is right in front of you – you just can’t access it… [click here to read the full article]

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