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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.
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for the more than 61 million people in the U.S. living with disabilities.
Digital accessibility is for everybody
As the world increasingly turns to the internet for life's daily activities, small businesses and web administrators must also adapt to connect with increasingly diverse users. Usability experts offer good news for smaller operations that may think they lack the resources to pursue complex web design efforts: an accessible website need not be a lofty goal.
Be resolved: Five accessibility ideas to take to heart in the year ahead
In a year like no other, 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 the year to come, 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.
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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Oscar-nominated ‘Crip Camp’ rolls through history of disability rights
A history of disability rights will be among nominees at next month’s Oscars. “Crip Camp” highlights youth with disabilities at a summer camp in the Catskills (Camp Jened) in 1971. The footage became the starting point for the rest of the Netflix documentary which revisits several of the campers as it follows the evolution of disability rights.
Journey ends for Boston marathoner who pushed son in wheelchair
When Boston Marathon icon Dick Hoyt died in March at age 80, it marked the end of an era. Hoyt had pushed his son Rick in a wheelchair for tens of thousands of miles over hundreds of endurance events, becoming a fan favorite at the marathon. In 2020, the Hoyts were inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame.
Vaccine websites create inequity for the blind
Many COVID vaccination registration and information websites at the federal, state and local levels violate disability rights laws. This hinders access for those with a visual disability to sign up for the lifesaving vaccine – an impact that could be felt by as many as 7.6 million people in the U.S. who are blind or visually impaired.