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We often tend to demonize technology because it has changed our relationships and our way of life. But I believe that the great advantage of technology is that it is democratic and, if used correctly, it gives everyone the same chance. The accessibility of a product is the characteristic that allows products, services and facilities to be used independently by people with a variety of disabilities.

In the past, people with disabilities were left on the margins of society with almost no life expectancy. Thanks to technology, they can perform actions that for many people are considered ordinary: playing, jumping, walking, for a young teenager flirting, for a mute person to call friend via video, for a senior person with low vision to read a newspaper, for a quadriplegic to edit and shoot a video. …

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Anna Agliardi

Ux designer, photographer and art passionate. I am an observer, listener and problem solver, fascinated by human behaviour.

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