Accessibility is everywhere! Technology leaders like Microsoft, Google, Apple and Amazon have made significant strides in making their products more accessible, especially for people with disabilities.
One demonstration of a company’s focus on accessibility is employing people to focus on it. Microsoft has a Chief Accessibility Officer, Apple has a Director of Global Accessibility Policy, and Google has a Director of Accessibility. Some technologies that were once considered ‘assistive,’ and imagined as technology that supported a smaller population, are now mainstream.
Accessible tools and features help people with permanent, temporary, situational or age-related disabilities continue to use their products. Brian Norton, ATP, CEAS, director of technology services for The INDATA Project/Easterseals Crossroads, joined us today to share how some of the latest big tech accessibility features work….