Aging Disabilities

Everyone, even people who have been relatively healthy most of their life, will likely develop new disabilities as they grow older, such as a reduced ability to hear well or focus their eyes on small print, not to mention being more susceptible to many of the temporary kinds of disabilities listed on the previous page.

When we take all of this into consideration, it should become apparent that when you make your websites and electronic materials accessible, you are not just helping the percentage of the population with legally recognized disabilities – you are helping everyone, even quite possibly your future self.  If you should ever find yourself with a new disability that makes it more difficult to utilize a computer, you will have a much easier time if you have already made your own websites and electronic materials fully accessible.