By Erin Magner in Well and Good.
It’s easy to throw shade at smartphones for all the ways they suck us in, burn us out, and keep us up at night. But let’s not forget that our constant computerized companions have many qualities worth celebrating, too. For starters, they’re helping to make life easier for people with disabilities. This year alone, tech companies have introduced several groundbreaking accessibility settings that help blind, deaf, and cognitively and physically disabled people interact more seamlessly with the world around them. This is a big deal given that, in America alone, one in four people is living with a disability that impacts “major life activities,” according to the CDC.
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