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Disability and IT Accessibility By Stephanie Foster, C

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s a society we are increasingly becoming reliant on digital technology. Never has this

been highlighted more than during the recent pandemic, as more of us have worked or studied from home. But it has also emphasized that there can be barriers to accessing and using technology as a result of health and disability issues. The World Health Organization (WHO) highlights that

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almost all of us will at some point expe form of disability or impairment, be tha permanent