Until 1989, the main way for people to access information was on the printed page requiring them to be able to
Before then, there had only been 3 major developments in making information more accessible to people who could not access information in this way. These catered solely for people with visual impairment.
In the 1990s, computer technology began to change the way in which information was produced and accessed. Nowadays most information is generated electronically and can be accessed in a variety of different ways and in various formats. To some extent the printed page is now an alternative format.
This on-going technical revolution is playing a major role in making information more accessible to people with a wide range of impairments.
Nowadays they can
The availability of electronic devices and software Braille software allows users to produce their own braille copy from a well-structured electronic document. Voice Recognition Software and Screen-reading Software allows users to access and create documents.for creating and accessing information independently has decreased the demand for costly alternative formats.