Accessibility issues and strategies for people with learning difficulties

The next 2 sections on Learning Difficulties and Learning Disabilities are going to have bit of crossover in terms of the issues people with these conditions face when accessing digital information and the strategies utilised to help mitigate these issues.

Indeed these 2 disabilities are often confused with each other and the terms will be used interchangeably although they are actually 2 different types of disability.

In this training we are going to discuss them as the 2 separate disabilities that they actually are so I will give each one its own section regardless of how much crossover there might be.

Lets start with learning difficulties.

A learning difficulty is defined as a reduced intellectual ability for a specific form of learning and includes conditions such as dyslexia (reading) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A learning difficulty will not affect overall intellect.

In the next sections we will look at 2 of the most common learning difficulties.