Sanna Kramsi - I would if I could a guide to web accessibility

Cognitive disabilities

Cognitive disabilities are conditions that affect a person's ability to process, retain, and use information. This can include conditions such as learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism spectrum disorder.

What barriers might people with cognitive disabilities encounter on the web?

There are several potential barriers, but here are a couple of examples:

  • Complex or unclear language: Websites with complex language, technical jargon, or unclear instructions may be difficult to understand.
  • Inconsistent navigation: Websites that have inconsistent navigation, such as different buttons or menus on each page, can be confusing.
  • Overwhelming content: Websites with too much information, busy designs, or flashing graphics can be overwhelming and distracting.
  • Poor organization: Websites that are poorly organized or have a confusing layout can be difficult for people to navigate.
  • Lack of visual aids: Websites that lack visual aids, such as images or videos, may be difficult to understand.

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