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Hello again! We're back with another issue! To my new and old subscribers, thank you for subscribing. This issue is discussing making Tech more accessible. Enjoy!

 
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Background


Accessibility is the work that goes in to make sure products, technology, services, and spaces can be navigated and used by disabled people. While laws have been in place requiring spaces both physical and offline, there's still a lot of work to be done.

Let's talk about it 


Accessibility tech has a lot of unfinished business to get right

While major corporations have adopted better practices to increase their accessibility, a lot of websites still aren't very accessible. There have been a lot of laws that are requiring companies to be accessibly compliant, however, it is still not the top of mind for major corporations.
 

The next decade will reshape how we think of technology accessibility

Although we have seen advancements for those who are visually, hearing or physically impaired, there hasn't been much done for those who are cognitively impaired. Being "tech-savy" is another skillset that some people have a hard time trying to grasp which makes things even harder in an age where everything is digital.
 

You can call this an "early version" of the feature but two things:

When you're releasing things out into the larger tech community, you have to consider both the positive and negative implications. Ask yourself, who's being left out? Is this something that we should be okay with? Do we need to cross check some things first? Having more diverse voices in the room will help fill all of the gaps that are missing before launch.
 

That being said...

 

7 Innovations That Are Transforming Accessible Technology

A lot of innovation is in progress that can completely transform the accessible technology space such as using artificial intelligence and machine learning to address and bridge any gaps that currently exists within the accessibility space and actually solving these issues and using 3D printing and imaging to shape the way people learn.

Heck yes, accessibility — let’s make the future awesome
Keeping accessibility in the top of mind can drive more creativity and innovation for different products and services we build on the web like automation, organization, and productivity services.
 

 

So think about this...


Accessibility shouldn't be seen as a barrier for innovative technology but as a way to make things better for the future. Without putting accessibility first, we're limiting the impact of innovation because we are not reaching as many people as we could. It allows us to have many options involving how we interact with the world.
 
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