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Introduction to Assistive Technology

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Web accessibility is quickly becoming a topic that is unavoidable. Access to the web is becoming a basic human right, but many sites are inaccessible to people with a wide range of disabilities. 

But before you can make your sites accessible, you need to understand what kinds of technology will be used to navigate your site.

In this short video from my web accessibility course, I'll take you through the wide range of tools with which users experience the web, from screen magnifiers to screen readers that can read out every element of a page. 

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The full course, A Beginner's Guide to Web Accessibility, will give you a comprehensive guide to making your sites more accessible. It will identify the different disabilities that must be accounted for, the benefits to all users when your site is more accessible, and how to be proactive when it comes to conforming with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Whether you're a designer, developer, project manager or CEO, this course will help you realize that accessibility is worth the time it takes to make improvements, and it's not much extra effort if added into the workflow of a project. At the end of the day, if you make even one site improvement, the Internet will be a better place.

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