Accessibility - Telecommunications and IT Access

Telecommunications and IT Access

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Another dimension of accessibility is the ability to access information and services by minimizing the barriers of distance and cost as well as the accessibility and usability of the interface. In many countries this has led to initiatives, laws and/or regulations that aim toward providing universal access to the internet and to phone systems at reasonable cost to citizens.

The following disabilities interfere with telecommunications and technology access, as well as many other life activities.

  • Speech disorder
  • Hearing impairment
  • Visual impairment
  • Limb deformity or injury

Each kind of disability requires a different kind of accommodation, and this may require analysis by a medical specialist and job analysis when the impairment requires accommodation.

  • Job analysis

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