Most of us take internet use for granted, once we have access. The world wide web is so intuitive, it appears, that anyone can simply call it up and begin clicking. In truth, that applies only to the privileged who are experienced users and with full use of their physical faculties.

For people with disabilities, a simple website can be an obstacle course. The early standards included the “alt” tag in the HTML code that produces a web page, allowing text-to-speech systems to read the description of an image to the visually challenged...

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