Mainstream devices are becoming increasingly user-friendly for disabled people as design becomes more inclusive for all of us.
This desire to use digital technology in whatever form in extreme environments - on the move, with ambient noise or in sunlight - is of huge benefit to the disabled user. Convenience features for the “able-bodied” convert a previously unusable piece of equipment into something enabling and empowering for those with a hearing, vision, motor or cognitive impairment.
What are we if not “disabled” when we want to use our mobile device while driving or jogging, on a noisy factory floor or during a seminar? We’re no longer able to use a traditional keyboard, mouse and screen. We need digital content to be presented in a variety of ways. We want to interact with our devices effectively and easily however limited or impaired we are at that moment by circumstance or location.