Quartz: There’s already a blueprint for a more accessible internet. If only designers would learn it

Quartz: There’s already a blueprint for a more accessible internet. If only designers would learn it. “The internet was a welcoming place when [Vint] Cerf conceived of it. Email, for instance, originated as an assistive device that allowed the deaf to receive messages accurately. He developed its protocols, in part, to communicate with his wife Sigrid, who is deaf. Cerf often recounts the story about how she got the proper cochlear implants quickly when she communicated with doctors via email. ‘It’s a great equalizer in that everyone, hearing and deaf, uses the same technology,’ he said to the New York Times in 1998. But as websites got flashier, the experience has quickly become a source of frustration for disabled users.”

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