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Mobility, flexibility, and body structure disabilities

Mobility, flexibility, and body structure disabilities are conditions that affect a person's ability to move or control their body, such as spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, arthritis, and amputations.

What barriers might people with mobility, flexibility, and body structure disabilities encounter on the web?

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

  • Inaccessible navigation: Websites that require precise mouse movements, such as hover menus or small clickable areas, may be difficult for people with mobility disabilities to navigate.
  • Inaccessible forms and input fields: Websites that require precise keystrokes, such as those with small input fields or those that rely on keyboard shortcuts, may be inaccessible for people with mobility disabilities.
  • Inaccessible multimedia content: Websites that rely on multimedia content, such as videos or games, that require precise movements or hand-eye coordination may be inaccessible for people with mobility disabilities.
  • Inaccessible visual content: Websites that rely heavily on visual content, such as images or videos, may be difficult for people with mobility disabilities to see if the content is not properly labeled or if the website does not provide alternative formats.
  • Inaccessible design: Websites with poor design or layout, such as those with small text or busy backgrounds, may be difficult for people with mobility disabilities to use.

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