Facebook Practices Universal Design


No matter how you feel about Facebook, (and I have friends who range from proudly proclaiming “I have NEVER used it!” to “Yea, I’m addicted!”), you have to hand it to them for not leaving out a significant segment of the population — people with disabilities.

When products and platforms are designed with ALL potential users in mind, people with disabilities don’t have to find, develop, and pay for expensive and often clumsy “fixes”. They can enter the workforce and social situations fully confident that they can easily demonstrate their abilities and shift the focus from their “disabilities.” Employers benefit by not having to provide accommodations. Society benefits because we have access to more great minds and talents.

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