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Sharlyn Ayotte - Feb 15, 2008

With the growing number of organizations proactively responding to the needs of consumers requiring alternate formats, more and more blind, deafblind and partially sighted customers are receiving their statements, call details and general documents in braille. While they may recognize the importance and benefit of such a format, many clients have similar questions surrounding the general make-up, presentation and usability of braille.

Sharlyn Ayotte - Feb 08, 2008

It is an organizations responsibility to address the accessibility needs of blind, deafblind and partially sighted consumers, ensuring its compliance with acts of legislation pertaining to regulations, policies, programs, practices and services.  All too often, however, we hear negative press surrounding the lack of accessible services provided by organizations, resulting in the failure to effectively meet the diverse needs of their consumers.

Sharlyn Ayotte - Feb 01, 2008

With the recent and continuous incidents of fraud and identity theft, we are witnessing many credit card institutions beefing up security by implementing additional measures to protect consumers from potential risk. The CVV code, for example, a 3-digit number printed on the back of a credit card, has quickly become as critical as the card number itself for consumers attempting to make telephony and online purchases. This designated code is comparable to a debit card PIN number, and is to be kept confidential in order to guard against unauthorized purchases.

Sharlyn Ayotte - Jan 28, 2008

With today’s blind, deafblind and partially sighted population on the rise, we are witnessing an increase not only in the size of this consumer base, but also in it’s prosperity.  The aging population, for example, the majority of whom require large print due to failing eyesight, have disposable incomes and high net worth.  Not surprisingly, this affluent group of consumers is equally concerned with access to public and private information.  What may be surprising, however, is the estimate that less than 5% of printed material is made available in alternative formats, making access to info

Sharlyn Ayotte - Jan 10, 2008

The photo included in this blog posting is a stylized painting created by Carolyn Butts.  It portrays a blind entrepreneur in the fast lane wearing a business suit with brief case in hand, red tie flapping in the wind – holding onto the red harness of his running guide dog. This painting has personal significance to me and to my business as it depicts a world in which all blind individuals are participating fully and actively in all aspects of the social and economic mainstream, which is the true vision behind T-Base Communications.