Connecting People with Disabilities to their World Through Technology

24 May 2016 | Kendra Ragsdale

Tagged: Diversity, Digital Connections, People,

AT&T is dedicated to connecting people, regardless of technology experience or capability, with their world. That’s why we created Digital You, a resource for parents, seniors, job seekers, and people with disabilities to help them navigate technology with confidence. In order to further meet the needs of our customers with disabilities, AT&T’s Corporate Accessibility Technology Office and the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center developed Wireless Independence Now (WIN) Workshops to teach people with disabilities how to use accessibility features installed on their phones and tablets.

Digital You WIN workshop

AT&T’s Michigan Avenue Brand Store held a WIN Workshop last month at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind. This event was organized and led by 14 AT&T employees who trained a group of 25 participants with vision loss on the accessibility features built-in to smartphones and tablets. This event was not only a great opportunity to help our customers, but also to understand the issues and concerns they face in an increasingly digital world.

In June, we are holding additional WIN Workshops at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and at the Chicago Abilities Expo. Register to attend! Not in Chicago? Check out the resources available online at Digital You.

About the Author

Kendra Ragsdale

Manager of Compliance and Outreach for the Corporate Accessibility Technology Office for AT&T


Kendra K. Ragsdale is the Manager of Compliance and Outreach for the Corporate Accessibility Technology Office for AT&T. In addition, Kendra leads AT&T’s Wireless Independence Now (WIN) accessibility technology training program which provides educational information to people with disabilities about accessibility features that may benefit their work and daily life activities. Kendra joined AT&T in July 2013 as an Accessibility Solutions Engineer and worked with product teams to evaluate and implement accessible solutions on products and services. Kendra is dedicated to further exploring how to modify and develop technology so that any person with a disability has equal access to resources and technology, and has the ability to live their life as independently and fully as possible. 

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