We understand different needs
What is accessibility? It’s ensuring that the things people depend on throughout their daily lives are usable regardless of whether a person has a disability. Statistics show that more than 1 billion people worldwide have a disability or an access need.
Accessibility is about making sure that everyone can partake in what the world has to offer. It's about all of us.
Determination. Innovation. Inspiration.
Read stories of how these aspirations converge in accessibility
for the more than 61 million people in the U.S. living with disabilities.
Be resolved: Five accessibility ideas to take to heart in 2021
New Year’s Day is coming, and a challenging 2020 is winding down. In this unprecedented year, our understanding of what it takes to be accessible and inclusive expanded in new ways. If you’re resolved to make the world better in 2021, especially for those with disabilities, look no further.
Enlightened AI is a business and human imperative
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are poised to transform life for those living with disabilities. However, the inclusion of diverse perspectives in their research, design and development process will play a critical role in determining their accessibility. Find out how tech innovators can keep accessibility at the forefront.
Honoring 75 Years of Access and Opportunity with NDEAM
National Disability Employment Awareness Month marks its 75th anniversary this year. In honor of its chosen theme, Increasing Access and Opportunity, the ADA Lead On production team is back with another dynamic virtual event designed to lift the voices of those with disabilities.
Accessing Your World
Connecting with friends, family and entertainment from wherever we work or play and whenever we want should be easy – for everyone. Our dedication to accessibility comes through in the products and services we offer.
Screenreaders, talking guides and dictation apps are just some of the products to help the blind or those with low vision get to know their devices or just get connected.
Hearing and Speech
Find out which devices are hearing aid-compatible. Need information on real time text (RTT), text telephone (TTY) or closed captioning? We can help with that, too.
Get more information on accessible phones, tablets, mobile apps and smart homes. Also learn about helpful phone features such as voice commands or gestures to make connecting easier.
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Tech innovation presents both progress and opportunity
From AI-generated captioning, to keyboards in braille, to increased emphasis on knowledge sharing and reporting, accessible technology made meaningful progress in 2020. However, the work to foster inclusive technology is never truly done. Reflect on tech’s progress in 2020 and uncover untapped opportunities for continued improvement.
Assistive technology gives man voice at ballot box
After suffering decades of abuse inside an institution, a man with cerebral palsy uses assistive technology to help him speak. Using display-centric communicative products, Henry Wesley can tell his story to audiences around the country. The technology gave Henry, who is non-verbal, the ultimate voice last fall: It helped him vote in the general election.
Gamers win the battle for accessibility for all
Williesha Morris writes in WIRED Magazine about how technical visionaries recognized the limited online gaming choices available for the disabled community and applied their expertise to expand access. Now they are leading the charge to provide innovative software and controller design to meet assistive needs. The result: a full, inclusive game experience that has changed countless lives. #SoEveryoneCanGame.