Designing for the web: Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity – the idea that conditions such as dyslexia and autism are just part of normal human variation – is an unfamiliar term to most of us. The term comes from a movement to reduce the medicalisation of the experiences of people who are 'wired differently'.

Neurodiversity (and the related field of cognitive accessibility) is important. As many as one in five users will be neurodiverse. Building websites and applications to suit them is a business opportunity not to be missed.

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