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Let’s talk about web accessibility for people with motor disabilities. In previous posts we’ve talked about the importance of web accessibility and how to meet the standards and regulations that make it possible.
We know that our end goal is to be able to enable all users to access, browse, obtain information, and interact with the countless websites existing on the Internet.
To do so, it is important to bear in mind the needs of each of these groups in order to offer solutions that are universal, usable, clear, and allow for independent access.
Today we’ll focus on the technical aids that make the Internet accessible for people with motor disabilities, by making it possible for these users to access and enjoy any website.
The first thing to take into account is that motor disabilities can be the result of many different causes; and once we know the cause, it is easier to offer an effective solution that will eliminate barriers that stop users from freely accessing the Web.
Some of the more frequent users with motor disabilities are:
In light of the above, it is worth emphasising that individuals living with neurological alterations or disorders may be diagnosed with a partial or permanent motor disability resulting from these pathologies.
Guaranteeing web accessibility for people with motor disabilities
If we comply with the various web accessibility guidelines, standards, and regulations, then we can guarantee the proper functioning of technical aids. This will ensure autonomy and accessibility for this group of people, who commonly:
Once we are aware of these aspects, you might ask yourself: How can I ensure web accessibility for these individuals?
When complying with web accessibility criteria for people with motor disabilities and to ensure optimal browsing, it is important to always be aware that users may be employing the following: speech recognition, sounds, keyboard-based commands exclusively, and switches.
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inSuit accessibility guarantee for people with motor disabilities
We understand the importance of complying with web accessibility regulations and how web accessibility has a positive impact on the personal, professional and productive development of each group, and those with motor disabilities in particular.
That is why inSuit offers you a simple and effective tool that will ensure that all the necessary guidelines in the field of accessibility are met. This solution will effectively eliminate the different barriers facing users with motor disabilities when they browse the Internet, allowing them to freely explore, get information from, and interact with websites.
These are the inSuit web accessibility functionalities for people with motor disabilities:
This function will allow users to use speech to navigate around the website using simple commands, without needing to use their hands.
This function permits users to navigate using any type of sound, without hand or voice commands.
Users can navigate using the keyboard without the mouse.
This aid helps users navigate using the keyboard as a switch to operate a sweeping keyboard, enabling interaction with the web page using a mouth stick, head pointer, foot, external switch, etc.
Thanks to the functionality of these features when used in combination with the various external technical aids, many more users will be able to effectively access valuable information that is made available on the Internet daily.
inSuit will enable you to meet the regulations in Royal Decree 1112/2018 on web accessibility. This law will enable people with disabilities to navigate around the website independently, a transformative action that has a double impact.
We make it easy for you! We offer the ideal solution, consistently meeting WCAG standards, and those of WCAG 2.1 in particular, so that you can capitalise on and guarantee accessibility standards and regulations without making complicated changes to your original web page.
Would you like to know how to make your website accessible? Request a demo!