Accessible design is a term used to describe the process of designing something (e.g., a service, building, technology) specifically for people with disabilities. The ideal outcome of an accessible design is to produce something (e.g., a service, building, technology) that can be used independently by people with a range of disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disorders. Such a product would be considered accessible. This entry discusses accessibility in design and the related concepts of universal design, inclusive and participatory design, and usability.

The degree to which something can be used independently by a person with a disability is called accessibility. Accessibility describes several aspects of a product or device: the ability of the user to access or use it and the efforts made by the product ...

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