Computer Accessibility Guide for Disabled Users

Computer Accessibility for Disabled Users

Written by Jonathan O'Brien

The world of computers opens up a wide range of possibilities for people of all ages. Through the use of computers we can create web pages and blogs to inform and entertain others, we can use computers to make our lives easier and we can use computers at our job to make our work easier. However, to use computers most people need use of all of their senses. This makes it difficult for people with disabilities to enjoy the convenience of computers and the web.


There are a wide range of disabilities that people are facing. These disabilities include being visually impaired, hearing impaired, having physical limitations and having learning disabilities. These disabilities present hurdles that computer users face and need to address in order to be able to utilize computers. In order for users to properly use the full power of computers and the internet, in many instances, adjustments may be needed to assist in the disabled being able to access their computer.


To improve accessibility to computers, both at home and in the workplace, there are a number of things that can be done. The advancements in technology over the past decade has enabled all people, regardless of disability, the chance to use and enjoy computer usage. To learn more about what can be done to improve accessibility, please review the following information and resources. We hope this information can help you or someone you know in their everyday life.