Do’s and don’ts of accessibility: developing and designing for users who are deaf or hard of hearing

When thinking about designing and developing for accessibility, it is not uncommon to automatically assume blindness or other visual disabilities as the primary consideration. But according to US Census information, almost eight million Americans have some level of difficulty hearing. Today’s modern digital content is not simply text on a page; it contains many different forms of media. And if not designed well, this can limit people who are deaf or hard of hearing from consuming your content.

iSoftStone’s third installment of our Do’s and Don’ts for Accessibility provides some simple tips in a one-page graphic to help as you consider auditory disabilities in your design and development. Feel free to take a look and download Developing and Designing for People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

We’d love to know your feedback on our Do’s and Don’ts series so far. And if there is other information we can provide to help you when developing for accessibility feel free to reach out.


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