It’s Friday, which means it’s time for your weekly roundup of #tbasestories! All three of our favourite accessibility-related stories this week involve making mediums of communication more accessible. Today there are tools for making text displayed on the television and text displayed online easier for people who are blind and people who have low vision to access, which is fantastic. Learn about these tools below.
This week’s weekly roundup of T-Base Stories acknowledges the importance of businesses to provide online goods and services that are accessible to consumers who are blind, have low vision, or are print-restricted. Not only is it required by certain accessibility legislation based on geographical location, but it just makes good business sense to provide equal access to goods and services. We also touch on equal employment opportunities that help to reduce barriers. Read further to see which stories we’ve chose to highlight this week!
When students are given the tools and assistance to achieve in an academic environment, they are better equipped to successfully complete their degrees. When students who are blind, deaf-blind, or partially sighted are given the tools to help reduce barriers in the education sphere, they are better equipped with the resources to study alongside their sighted peers.
This weekly roundup of T-Base Stories is a great mix! We have insight into what health consumers expect from their payment experience (think flexibility), and we have updates on who’s moving forward in making the tools we use to communicate—the radio, computers, etc.—more accessible. Read on to learn which stories were our favourite this week.