Accessibility: Not Just a Good Idea

Chandi Perera

Typefi Systems

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Accessibility: Not Just a Good Idea

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2019
July 30 - August 2, 2019


Around 15% of the global population has a permanent disability, including approximately 285 million people with a visual impairment and an estimated 700 million people with dyslexia, the most common form of learning disability. The World Blind Union estimates less than 10% of published works are made into accessible formats in developed countries which drops to less than 1% in developing countries. As markup professionals and content models experts, there is a lot we can do to make a positive impact towards making more content accessible. This session will look at accessibility; our social, ethical, and legal responsibilities around content accessibility; and what we can do to make content more accessible.