How Generative AI Will Enable More Inclusive Digital Experiences | Built In

The internet is a vast ecosystem offering users pages upon pages of content, access to unique online shopping experiences and lots more. Additionally, an increasing number of AI-powered tools have flooded this virtual environment, enabling people to improve their productivity. Despite the continuous tide of positive change, however, many people with disabilities still struggle to access the web.

How accessible is the internet?

Just 3 percent of all websites are accessible to people with disabilities. Many website developers don’t even know the steps needed to correct this, and some IT teams aren’t aware that digital accessibility is a must-have in today’s world. Companies must step up to address this risk.

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What Is the Reality of Inaccessible Internet Practices?

Consider a website that publishes written content on movies but doesn’t include the alt text feature in the accompanying images. While the average person may not fault this, it translates into reduced access for those with low vision and people using screen readers. Similarly, a video lacking closed captions stops people with limited hearing from fully enjoying it. The issue of website inaccessibility not only widens the divide between [...]

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