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Hi, there should be accessibility as something that should start from the ground up. I can't see with all the things that are available now that companies are not aware of developer tools that are available to them to make accessibility the first thing that people can notice, especially if the developers no that with in there developers tools of choice that accessibility exist.. I'd like to know how can we educate developers and programmers the best practices to use over all? Thank you list members for having any information that may help to increase accessibility for many different products even for those companies who may not have considered accessibility to begin with?
From: Sandra Streeter
Sent: Aug 7, 2018 2:13 PM
Subject: Re: is there a way to encourage companies to make accessibility if you have a larbase of users?
Totally with you there! If a “sightee” can rely upon a given anti-virus or
security product working, we should have the same option.
everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2018 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: is there a way to encourage companies to make
accessibility if you have a larbase of users?
If an organization of the blind, like the American Council, or the National
Federation, want to fight for something, often things change for the
better. Case in point was the ACB getting involved with Major
League Baseball inaccessibility. The problem is getting them
My main question is why hasn't one or both of these groups fought for
accessibility of virus protection products?
"Preach the Gospel, and when necessary use words!"
On 8/4/2018 11:56 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Aug 4, 2018 at 11:43 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:
"how can we convince companies to change their attitudes about
accessibility?"That is the one and only way that accessibility
becomes, well, more accessible. Using the correct kind of PR spin
doesn't hurt, either. There are no "big bucks" to be made via
accessibility but the polishing of one's reputation that comes from making it
a priority is a potential goldmine. I don't think that either Microsoft
or Apple, two of the biggest companies making accessibility a base
expectation, are doing so because it improves their bottom line in the
conventional sense, yet they're definitely getting something out of it and
that's worth noting and encouraging.
Creating corporate cultures where
accessibility is an expectation, rather than an afterthought if it's thought
of at all, is the way forward. At the moment, it seems the tide is
shifting in that direction, at least for companies where that's practical
(and, yes, it's much more difficult for tiny companies with limited resources
than it is for companies with multi-billion [or trillion] valuations).
But what the "big ones" do does rub off.
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art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but
to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
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