Tech Talk: Disabled users talk about problems with the digital experience


Experts and users have identified half a dozen major obstacles encountered by disabled tech users, ranging from slow screen readers that cause sessions to be timed out to a lack of input on design. (Photo courtesy of

Lack of inclusivity in tech design can have real-world consequences for people with disabilities.

Accessibility experts and users with disabilities have identified six major hurdles that prevent the disabled from enjoying a seamless digital experience, writes Roberto Torres at

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Accessibility expert Austin Seraphin, who is visually impaired and the cofounder of Philly Touch Tour, quickly lists off a trio of obstacles that stand between him and smooth digital experiences.

“Unlabeled images (alt tags), buttons, and links; improper heading structure and not responding to keyboard events,” he said.

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