Types of disabilities
Although we frequently discuss providing accessibility for blind users, there are many different types of disabilities that are protected under the law. These generally fall under a few broad categories (source):
- Visual - Blindness, low vision, color-blindness
- Hearing - Deafness and hard-of-hearing
- Motor - Inability to use a mouse, slow response time, limited fine motor control
- Cognitive - Learning disabilities, distractibility, inability to remember or focus on large amounts of information
Each of these disabilities have implications that are noted in the WCAG 2.0 standards.