Creating Connection and Community
In our quest for accessibility that leads to greater inclusivity, we are pushing technology's potential to bridge the distances between us, strengthen connections and realize our goals. Continued innovation in accessible technology paves the road to real progress.
"Just the thought of leaving my wheelchair behind, the wind blowing in my face, it was so liberating. It was a sense of freedom."
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.
Finding empathy in the palm of your hand
One of the best ways to experience the importance of digital accessibility is right in the palm of your hand: your smartphone. Use it now to learn how various disabilities impact technology – and uncover the sometimes surprising ways accessibility features can expand usability for everyone.
Celebrating differences within the autism spectrum
April is Autism Acceptance Month. In recent years, the month has shifted focus from awareness to acceptance to both recognize and celebrate the differences that autism brings. Acceptance means understanding that being different is OK.
AT&T bridges digital and accessibility divides
For 1 in 4 Americans living with a disability, the divide between those who have digital access and those who do not can be particularly wide. That’s just one reason why AT&T has formed a public-private partnership dedicated to creating flexible and affordable solutions for students, library patrons and families.
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.
Learn more about specialized equipment, senior discounts and customer service options. Visit any of the other product sections that best describe your specialized need(s).
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Justice Department issues rules for web accessibility
More than 30 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act took effect, the U.S. Department of Justice has spelled out how that law should translate online. The Justice Department has faced increasing pressure to address online accessibility. In February, 181 disability organizations appealed to the agency about the “urgent need” for web accessibility regulations, claiming many sites were unusable by those with disabilities.
Disabled players can now play older PlayStation games
The launch of the PlayStation PC label for Sony's PC ports includes many third-party modifications (mods) that open up the game to disabled players. While these mods make older games more accessible, they also point to the continued importance of designing games for accessibility in the first place, rather than relying on others to create add-on mods.
Digital engineer takes good web experience personally
A digital engineer with CVS Health knows firsthand what people with disabilities need to refill prescriptions, schedule vaccinations or just shop online. Ethan Holliger has optic nerve atrophy, which can cause vision problems. Initially, he didn't know "accessibility" was a professional field. Now his efforts ensure that digital experiences work with assistive technologies people with disabilities may use.