AFB Calls on Congress and Government to Move Swiftly toward Making the Internet Accessible for All

In April 2023, AFB released a new report examining barriers to digital inclusion. The study uncovered concerning data on the prevalent barriers that consumers who are blind run into when trying to complete basic tasks online. The study found that 21% of web and 28% of mobile app users who were blind, deafblind, or had low vision experienced daily obstacles online. To compound the issue, over 80% of web and mobile app users had issues with completing everyday tasks like ordering food, online shopping, online dating, college coursework, monitoring a child’s education, or booking bus, train, and air travel. Similar frustrations also surfaced with searching and applying for work.