Conquering the Accessibility Divide
"The promise is community, connection and unlimited innovation...the future of technology for everyone."
- Gloria Lewis, VP Compliance and Head of Accessibility
Connections in Gaming
Traversing magical worlds at the farthest boundaries of virtual innovation and play is where we discover sustained connection. There, within the gaming universe is the ability to reduce social isolation, build relationships and break down the digital divides of disability. All this made possible through AbleGamers' inclusive mission and the power of AT&T 5G technology.
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.
5 Popular Apps for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People
As the focus on accessibility for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people continues to increase, there are a handful of apps for iOS and Android devices that do a great job of improving access and communication with this community. We’ve put together a short list of 5 popular apps that support communication with Deaf and HoH individuals.
Taking stock of digital accessibility around the world
While digital accessibility has progressed significantly over the last 2 decades, there is still opportunity to improve. To understand more about the global state of accessibility – including which countries are leading the way — we spoke with Axel Leblois, CEO and founder of the United Nations’ G3ict advocacy initiative.
Technology can help seniors to age in place
Americans are living longer and better lives. One reason is that they or those who care for them are finding ways to help them stay in their own homes longer. November is National Family Caregivers Month. See what devices Dr. Lakelyn Hogan Eichenberger of Home Instead says helps caregivers – and those being cared for – most.
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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Blind and disabled veterans can’t access VA websites, report says
Despite the fact that 27% of all veterans have a service-connected disability — and more than 1 million veterans are blind or have low vision — only 8% of VA’s public-facing websites and 6% of its internal sites are fully compliant with federal accessibility law, according to a Senate Special Committee on Aging report.
Food Business News
Packaging update boosts accessibility of Kellogg cereal
Kellogg Co. is adding NaviLens technology to four of its cereals’ packaging in the U.S. to assist the blind and those with low vision to promote equitable access to food. Using the apps, consumers can hear the name, package size, nutritional information and more details about the cereal in up to 36 different languages.
Why don't we talk more about cognitive accessibility?
Navigation aids, quest logs, objective markers – aspects of gaming once so familiar – are disappearing. For players struggling with cognitive impairment, tools that aid in navigation and remembering tasks play a vital role in their gaming. The scope of cognitive accessibility is broadly creating a challenge for developers.