Around the world, millions of deaf people still lack access to their basic human rights when online. Small changes you make to your digital content can give back independence back to your users and allow them to access your information and services.
This year’s Deaf Awareness Week theme is “Access to Communication.” A week aimed at raising a greater awareness and a heightened understanding of the challenges that the Deaf community faces when accessing communication in person and online.
There are one billion people around the world with some form of disability, making up around 15% of the global population. Many face barriers each day, isolating them from certain aspects of society. This unequal access can impact upon areas such as employment, education, transportation, and social participation.