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.
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Read stories of how these aspirations converge in accessibility
for the more than 61 million people in the U.S. living with disabilities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 31
For 31 years, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) has protected people with disabilities in public accommodations, essentially prohibiting discrimination and expanding inclusion. Today, we honor the anniversary of this landmark legislation that has changed lives and opened up the world for millions.
Stuck in the gap: Access, aging and the digital divide
For every wedding, graduation or birthday party that moved to Zoom in 2020, there were grandparents who missed it because they didn’t have internet fast enough to support videoconferencing. For every book club or religious service that shifted online, someone was left out for lack of a smartphone.
AT&T breaks bread and barriers with inclusion program
Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is Thursday. Following 2020, a year where virtual communications were critical, AT&T continues to further the accessibility conversation.
An executive-led panel to make the conversation more than an afterthought and a program that highlights diversity through small, intimate gatherings are just part of this year’s GAAD observance.
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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Marlee Matlin exemplifies representation in entertainment
Thirty-five years after her Oscar award winning performance in Children of a Lesser God, Marlee Matlin is still making noise as the most prominent deaf actress in Hollywood. Featuring an ensemble of deaf actors, her latest film, CODA, underscores the message that “playing deaf is not a costume.”
Hollywood’s portrayal of disability could be shifting
With a majority of characters who have disabilities still played by able-bodied actors, Hollywood casting has lagged behind many other indicators of progress. Now, as new shows like “Special” stream directly onto more screens, that may be changing. The 2021 Netflix program features award-winning actor Ryan O’Connell who has, and plays, a character who lives with cerebral palsy.
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Covid long haulers could change the disability system
People who remain ill long after they’ve had COVID-19 may represent a new category of disability. Known as long haulers, these individuals often experience symptoms that make it difficult to work full time or at all. Their emerging need to navigate an unfamiliar, disability system to attain unemployment and other services could lead to systemic changes in the U.S.