A little more than 1 in 4 Americans live with a disability — that’s more than 60 million adults who are deaf, blind, neurodivergent, or physically disabled. Technology offers the utopian promise of a universally accessible society, but it only delivers part of the time.
Technology promises a universally accessible world — and only sometimes manages to deliver
Assistive tech has been a life-changing advancement for many people with disabilities. But as technology changes, each innovation is accompanied by a host of access needs that are all too frequently ignored.
This week, The Verge will explore technological advances in accessibility and the ongoing fights to expand access in software and hardware, as well as provide feature reviews of the accessibility options in Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.
- How the ride-sharing revolution failed passengers with disabilities
- How to make the most of the Mac’s accessibility features
- My son didn’t need a scientific miracle, he just needed an iPad
- My war on animation
- The volunteer-run bots that make Twitter more accessible
- The hidden history of screen readers
- How to make the most of Android’s accessibility features
- How to make the most of your iPhone’s accessibility features
- How to make the most of your Windows PC’s accessibility features
- Tech journalism’s accessibility problem