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54 million people in the United States are challenged by disabilities.13.5 million Americans consider themselves visually impaired to some degree.Nearly 3 million Americans are color-blind.Dyslexia affects over 40 million Americans.

Accessibility - definition

Accessibility refers to the freedom or ability of an individual to obtain or make full use of a product or environment. A product is accessible to an individual with disabilities only if he or she is able to use it to carry out all of the same functions and to achieve the same results as individuals with similar skills and training who do not have disabilities.

People are not "disabled." A disability is a consequence of design flaws in the environment. - Alan Cantor

All of us have functional limitations that make it difficult to do some tasks. Design flaws exacerbate the limitation making the task extremely difficult or impossible and creating a disability.