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Accessible Communications: Weekly Digest 07

By December 22, 2017 January 9th, 2018 ACCESSIBILITY NEWS

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Dec. 18 – Dec. 22, 2017 >> Before the chaos that typically ensues this time of year (shopping! gatherings! traveling! wrapping!), take a moment to catch up on this week’s roundup of #tbasenews:

  • Return on Disability Index (RODI) stats on PWD (some may surprise you).
  • How to prepare for requests for the alternate formats that aren’t braille – and why you should.
  • Government forms, applications, brochures and all communications can be made accessible, and it doesn’t have to be complicated.

New to the blog? Every week on Twitter, LinkedIn and Google +, we share tips, trends and best practices pertaining to accessible communications, then we compile them on the blog, your central hub for the hottest topics in accessibility.

Accessible companies outperform competitors

The Return on Disability Index (RODI) on the NYSE, demonstrates that firms with the highest results in disability-driven value creation outperform competitors in terms of long-term stock price. What else? Innovations that promote and build on accessibility create value (think Siri)—they benefit everyone and impact sales. Learn more about the accessibility opportunity.

Regardless of the request, there *is* a solution

We understand that learning styles and requests vary. Some students prefer braille textbooks, other students prefer audio. Large print, accessible PDF, EPUB and e-Text are all types of alternate formats you may receive requests for in higher education and k-12. Regardless of the request, rest assured there is a solution.

One size does not fit all in customer service

A subscriber who reads braille may sometimes prefer listening to the contents of a bill or document online using assistive technology, but will generally require access to braille (either electronically or in its physical form). Because one size does fit all when it comes to meeting the needs of subscribers with vision loss–and subscribers in general–explore the many types of alternate formats.

Government documents in all formats

T-Base converts conventional print government forms, applications, brochures and online communications into alternate formats that people who have low vision or are blind can access. Every month we transcribe and produce tens of thousands of braille and large print pages, many of which are government documents.

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