Hearing Disabilities

These include, but are not limited to, hard of hearing and deafness.

Summary of Best Practices

Stories of Web Users from W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

  • Dhruv, older adult student who is deaf: Dhruv is deaf. When watching videos or other online content that contains audio, he relies on real-time captions or transcripts of what is being said.
  • Marta, marketing assistant who is deaf and blind: Marta is deaf and blind, although she can see small portions of a computer screen when it is significantly enlarged using screen magnification software. She uses captions and transcripts for audio content.