There are some interesting statistics here in Australia that give some great reasons for incorporating Digital Accessibility into your work. There statistics are sourced from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Australian Government Department of health and Aged Care.
By not incorporating Digital Accessibility Standards into your work how much business are you leaking due to these people not being able to access it in the form that they require.
In 2018 approximately 13 million people had one or more chronic eye conditions that were long-term.
- 549 000 had colour blindness.
- 411 000 had cataracts.
- 244 000 with macular degeneration
- 131 000 with blindness.
That is, approximately 1.3 million people were living with eye issues that cause communication barriers.