Content creators can gain a fuller appreciation of technology accessibility by exploring technologies and methods people with disabilities use to access websites, documents, audio, video, and other digital content. Explore these resources to learn about how people with disabilities access digital content; assistive technology such as screen readers, magnifiers, and alternate input devices; and the accessibility features built into popular operating systems. For topics not covered here, contact and we will do our best to help.

A Personal Look at Accessibility in Higher Education

This video from The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) highlights the experiences of students and faculty with disabilities in higher education.

How People with Disabilities Use the Web

These W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) resources introduce how people with disabilities access and use digital content, including the web.

  • Stories of Web Users – stories of selected scenarios of people with disabilities using the web, to highlight the effect of barriers and the broader benefits of accessible websites and web tools.
  • Diverse Abilities and Barriers – explores the wide range of diversity of people and abilities, and highlights some of the types of barriers that people commonly encounter due to inaccessible design.
  • Tools and Techniques – introduces some of the techniques and tools that people with disabilities use to interact with the web, such as browser settings, text-to-speech, voice recognition, and many more.

Web Accessibility Perspectives

Web accessibility is essential for people with disabilities and useful for all. This video compilation from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) illustrates the impact of accessibility and the benefits for everyone in a variety of situations. For links to individual videos and more information on each topic, please see Web Accessibility Perspectives: Explore the Impact and Benefits for Everyone.

Working Together: People with Disabilities and Computer Technology

These resources provide an overview of adaptive technology and computer applications for people with disabilities.

Operating System Accessibility Features

Accessibility Organizations and Resources