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Seizure disabilities

Seizure disabilities are conditions where a person experiences seizures or convulsions, which are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Certain stimuli, such as flashing lights, patterns, or images, can trigger seizures in some people.

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

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

  • Inaccessible multimedia content: Websites that include flashing or rapidly changing content, such as animated GIFs, videos, or ads, may trigger seizures in some users.
  • Inaccessible design: Websites with poor design or layout, such as those with blinking or flickering content, may also trigger seizures in some users.
  • Inaccessible color schemes: Websites with certain color schemes, such as high-contrast black-and-white or red-and-green combinations, may also trigger seizures in some users.
  • Inaccessible navigation: Websites that require precise mouse movements or keystrokes may be difficult for some users to navigate.
  • Inaccessible language: Websites with complex or unclear language may be difficult for some users to understand.

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