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

Speech disabilities

Speech disabilities are conditions that affect a person's ability to produce or articulate speech, such as stuttering, apraxia, or dysarthria. Some people with speech disabilities may use alternative means of communication, such as sign language or assistive technology, to communicate.

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

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

  • Inaccessible communication: Websites that offer only a phone number to get in touch with the company.
  • Inaccessible input fields: Websites that require speech input, such as voice recognition software, may not be accessible to people with speech disabilities who cannot use this type of input.
  • Inaccessible social features: Websites that rely on social interaction, such as chat rooms or forums, may not be accessible to people with speech disabilities who cannot communicate effectively through speech.

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