In light of Valentine’s Day this past week, our weekly roundup features stories that touch the heart and perspectives on why accessibility needs to be prevalent in today’s affairs for consumers who are blind, print-restricted, or have low vision.
First, Happy Valentine’s Day!
We hope your day is spent with the person or the people you love—and a little chocolate doesn’t hurt either, right? We know Valentine’s Day is a popular one for public displays of adoration online—messages, pictures and videos—but we have something a little different to share with you all. Today we bring to you something near and dear to our hearts: T-Base Love Stories.
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.