We believe that making today’s technologies accessible to everyone is just as important
as the innovations themselves. See how that belief takes shape in our products and services as well as our culture.
Finding an unexpected way to the top
A young, blind entrepreneur has tackled the hurdles of rock climbing using a popular building toy to create a tactile map. With this method, tiny blocks correspond to the type and placement of footholds in a rock wall. The innovative technique opens up this sport – and potentially a host of other activities – to those with vision loss.
Smartphone innovations open up the world
From enhanced voice control to an app that connects blind people with sighted volunteers, smartphones continue to expand accessibility in new and exciting ways. Initially aimed at helping people with disabilities plug in and live better, these innovations invariably end up benefitting everybody.
Accessibility as an engine of economic growth
The World Economic Forum advocates for inclusive growth that helps everyone – an aim that they say demands we prioritize accessibility in everything we do. With 1.3 billion people worldwide affected by some form of disability – and the likelihood that anybody might be impacted at any time – we all stand to benefit from a mindset that recognizes the full breadth of the human experience.