As you can see from the graph on the left, the incidence of disability increases radically as people age. If you look at the purple line, you’ll certainly notice a striking change in at least one type of disability after 75*. But this is only a comparison of two common age-related disabilities. Click here to see details on a wider range of issues.
There are so many different issues where better accessibility can help: visual impairments, hearing impairments, mobility limitations, cognitive and learning difficulties or even simply using a mobile phone. How is it that such a large population of people with disabilities is under-served by modern websites? Do sites have carte blanche to choose what types of people they will welcome?
* Data source: http://blog.powermapper.com/blog/post/Website-Accessibility-Disability-Statistics.aspx