How to Use the Internet if You have Any Disability
Years back the internet was not as beautiful as it is today, it had disorganized information, ugly colors and ugly pictures. Anyone who might have used the internet those days, can accept that things have really changed and is different from what we have today. Today, a lot of people have become internet users from different nations in the world. Most of them have no problems as they use the internet. One might wonder what happens to the people with disability.
The truth is, it is easy for anyone with disability to navigate through the internet easily. Through some changes in technology, it is now possible for anyone to use the internet. They can now enjoy the internet like a normal person.
You might not know how the internet has been easy for the people with disability to navigate through easily, below are some of the technologies that are being used to make things easier and better.
There are vital devices that can be used to help anyone with disability. People have come up with some of these devices with the aim of making sure that everyone in this world can easily use the internet. They provide access for anyone with deafness, physical disability, blindness and cognitive disability. The following are some of those tools.
Alternative keyboards. It is not possible for everyone in the world to use the normal keyboards we have. It is not possible for someone who does not have hands or legs to use the normal keyboard that is used by people with either hands or legs. For one to be able to use the internet, if you are in such a situation you must get an alternative keyboard. Alternative keyboard has options that include on-screen, eye-gaze, and sip-and-puff switches keyboards. Each of the keyboards mentioned above has a special way that it sends input to the computer being used.
For the blind we have the braille screen. The braille screen has helped blind people to easily use the internet and read what they get. The screen displays information by the use of several dots lowered and raised to represent words on the screen. Today, the blind can easily use the internet just like a normal person with better eyesight can use the same internet.
We have the screen magnifiers. There are many reported cases of people who have poor eyesight due to old age while others have gained poor eyesight because of illness. Even when the internet is the best to use, it is hard for one with a poor eyesight to read anything from the screen. The screen magnifiers have made it possible for such people to use the internet since information is magnified on the computer screen making it to look big for one to read. It is now possible for one to use the internet if you have a poor eyesight.
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