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System-Wide Implementation of Accessible Software

I am writing this on behalf of a friend with multiple disabilities: his thoughts follow here:

 

If the person has a difficulty writing, the company or organization could use a system like Dragon Speak to help the person be able to say what they want to say. Dragon on every platform, not just special platforms.

 

Some people have to use the phones or other devices other than computers to do their work.

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Organization Wide IT Accessibility Policy is Key to Success

When an organization decides to state a commitment to accessibility, its motivation for such a pledge can be genuine, but the details of how that commitment is achieved can be nebulous. The best way to both solidify a commitment to accessibility as well as provide a mechanism by which the elements of accessibility can be identified and solutions implemented, starts with organizations having an accessibility policy. The ...more »

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AT assessments should be performed with follow-up

Trained Assistive Technology & Human Service (ATHS) professionals can perform evaluations that match a person with technology and also take into consideration the work environment, other factors and look toward future needs as other technology changes. Assessment tools such as the MPT have outcome based measures. Gathering important data with a follow-up plan, documenting who the responsible parties will be, and when ...more »

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Encourage BYOD in schools and workplace

We need services and IT systems that allow people to be responsive to fast paced change. Just like everyone around them. Too often "Assistive Technology" turns restrictive and static, limiting users to a subset of solutions and established processes. Public agencies, employers and especially the education environment need to embrace BYOD rather than try to prescribe the AT they will allow. Accessible Technology means ...more »

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Accessibility for the Blind

Increase awareness to hiring professionals and IT departments of working with JAWS and other similar screen reading software to increase accessibility for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

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Events and New Technology

Finding resources focused on how to attend various events that have showcases or presentations based on hearing disablity category (Deaf/HH/Communication). A variety of technology devices are needed to help people who have a hearing disability when today's technology is advanced.

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Deaf Assistive Technology

Intenstive training on understanding how the devices for the Deaf/HH/Communication disablity category works and applies to the job situtations especially complex ones appropriately.

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Market Research on Universal Design

Obtain updated market research about the broad benefits of universal design in order to demonstrate why it pays to build and buy technology products, applications, and systems that are accessible.

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Accessible Technology Awareness in Trainings

Infuse accessible technology awareness and trainings during company onboarding and other trainings.

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Accessible Technology Skills

Support and foster initiatives to include accessible technology skills in job requirements.

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Mentoring Program

Design a mentoring program where accessibility experts mentor younger technology designers/developers to expose them to the field of accessibility.

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