Accessibility Matters: Investigating the Usability of Social Media Platforms for Individuals with Motor Disabilities

Mohamad Ahmad Saleem Khasawneh


The present study seeks to deconstruct the realm of usability and accessibility of widely used social media platforms, with a specific focus on individuals with motor disabilities residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. By examining the intricate interplay between these individuals and the aforementioned platforms, this research endeavors to shed light on the challenges they encounter and the potential barriers they face in effectively utilizing these digital platforms. Through a comprehensive analysis, this study seeks to contribute to the existing body of knowledge surrounding the usability and accessibility of social media platforms, while also offering valuable insights into the experiences of individuals with motor disabilities in the Saudi Arabian context. Employing a thorough evaluation, juxtaposing analysis, and rigorous statistical examination, the research illuminates the diverse range of accessibility levels observed across various platforms. Moreover, it emphasizes the profound ethical and legal considerations that underlie the concept of digital inclusivity. The results underscore the criticality of acknowledging digital accessibility as an inherent entitlement, carrying substantial ramifications for societal integration, educational and professional prospects, and active participation in civic affairs. In the contemporary digital era, it is imperative to foster collaboration and encourage innovation as a pivotal means to address accessibility gaps. By doing so, we can effectively guarantee equitable access and active engagement for individuals with motor disabilities.

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