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Re: disabilities and accessibility


From: Nathan Clark
Date: Feb 9, 2022 12:29PM

thanks for the comments. I thought everyone would say this. I just
wanted confirmation before I go down the phase of design and

On 2/9/22, L Snider < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Totally agree with Lucy and Karen! I cover a wide range and even ones that
> are rare or that others wouldn't consider a disability....remember many
> people have multiple disabilities...
> I am trying to find the source, but a few years ago, I read that 60-70% of
> people who answered a survey identified with multiple disabilities. Also
> some people have them and don't identify with disabilities they may
> have...complex thing is the human!
> Cheers
> Lisa
> On Wed, Feb 9, 2022 at 3:08 PM Karen McCall < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> I agree with Lucy...my training and teaching has always been to optimize
>> accessibility for the broadest range of people. You never know when
>> someone
>> with a disability is in your audience. Trying to prioritize access to
>> digital content for a specific group of people is never a winning
>> scenario.
>> Cheers, Karen
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of
>> Nathan Clark
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 1:57 PM
>> Subject: [WebAIM] disabilities and accessibility
>> Dear list,
>> My company and I are trying to create an accessible training program for
>> screen reader users to use our unstoppable plug in for confluence and
>> Jira.
>> We are in the brainstorming portion of this project. One of my developers
>> posed this question to me and I was kind of stumped on to answer him. He
>> asked me the following:
>> question: Is there a specific disability that should be focused on first
>> or do we need to approach this as an all or nothing accessible training?
>> Basically, should we focus on making our training accessible for a
>> specific
>> disability or should we try and focus on all of them?
>> The way I look at this and I may be wrong is that it is hard to
>> accommodate all disabilities and all user capabilities therefore you
>> should
>> try and pick what disabilities that you think would more likely to use the
>> product? Can someone please tell me what the best approach is? Thanks.
>> Sincerely,
>> Nathan Clark
> > > > >

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