Types of Disabilities

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Types of Disabilities

There are four main groups of disabilities: visual, auditory, motor, and cognitive.

Understanding who the disabled are and what assistive technologies they use, will help you to build accessibility into your website.


Visual disabilities include total to partial blindness, and color blindness.


Motor disabilities include permanent and temporary injuries that limit mobility and dexterity.


Auditory disabilities include total deafness to hard of hearing in one or both ears.


Cognitive disabilities include an extremely wide variety of disabilities that can be genetic, neurological, or learning and communication disorders.