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Accessibility is about more than just mobility, and it includes technology July 6, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in Uncategorized.

Do you think women in our industry are well positioned to push the need for high quality usability and accessibilty? Just wondering?

Robby Robin's Journey

Accessibility, usability, assistive technology.  What does it all mean? Does it matter to you?  The honest answer is that it may well not matter to you, at least not now.  But it may matter to you later, and it may matter to your business right now.

As I mentioned in a previous post (Embracing accessibility – good for you, good for your business), accessibility refers to the need for products, services, and physical locations to be manageable for everyone, regardless of disabilities.  In business, this includes both employees and customers.  We have become somewhat sensitized to providing for mobility challenges, although we have a ways to go and often miss the mark through misunderstanding and lack of follow-up.  But what about visual impairment, hearing impairment, and other speech challenges?  According to the RBC Accessibility web site, within the Canadian adult population 11% have mobility, agility, or…

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