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Why the tech industry needs people with disabilities — and vice versa

The first day at the Global Disability Innovation Hub’s first Disability Summit during the World Para Athletics Championships in London on July 13, 2017. (Creative Commons/GDI Hub) Reposted from The Ground Truth Project Original Post  By Tori Bedford ORLANDO, Florida — For the roughly one billion people with disabilities around the globe, new technology can… Read more »

The Internet Is The Next Frontier In Making The World Accessible To All

Reposted from Fast Company Orignal Post By Eillie Anzilotti Passed 27 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act mandates equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. Title III of the ADA specifically mandates that all public and private institutions and spaces render themselves accessible to those with sensory, cognitive, and physical limitations–think of Braille on store signs,… Read more »

In AT&T’s accessibility lab, the goal is making technology, products for everyone

Reposted from the Dallas Morning News  Original Post  By Melissa Repko When there’s an emergency, a deaf person’s primary way of calling 911 is still a clunky machine that looks like it should’ve gone the way of the fax machine and typewriter. For Aaron Bangor, the lead accessible technology architect at AT&T, the archaic-looking device — called a teletypewriter… Read more »