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accessibility

Hardware and software technologies that help visually or physically impaired people to use the computer. For example, the Accessibility Options control panel in Windows provides keyboard, mouse and screen options for people who have difficulty typing or seeing the screen. See assistive technology.

Accessibility

1. Refers to items and conditions specified in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that provide access for physically handicapped persons.
2.
The provision of access to and through a building or site for physically impaired individuals.
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