Silver Spring, MD, May 08, 2014 –(PR.com)– Accessibility Partners, L.L.C., an international leader in information technology accessibility consulting, is thrilled to announce the 5th year anniversary of the company’s founding. Accessibility Partners works with industries and organizations of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies, Federal government agencies, educational institutions, healthcare providers, international organizations, and everything else in between, to enable more accessible product and service solutions by users with disabilities.
Five years ago in the spring of 2009, the now-Principal Partners, Dana Marlowe, Karen Beauregard, and Travis Roth were industry colleagues in the accessibility field who interfaced regularly. Pooling their respective talents and like-minded interests together, Accessibility Partners was born amidst a corporate policy of empowering people with disabilities, providing top-tier consulting with skilled technical engineers, promoting accessible design and functionality in IT, distributing professional knowledge transfer to clients, and striving to deliver 100% customer success and satisfaction.
Five years later, the company’s priorities remain stalwart. Accessibility Partners has experienced tremendous growth. By immersing the company’s offerings in multiple facets of the industry, the Accessibility Partners has been able to tailor their approach of improving the accessibility of technology to integrate the newest innovations. The accomplishments of the company are directly attributable to Accessibility Partners’ hiring of people with disabilities to conduct audits centered directly on the user’s unique experience.
During the journey, Accessibility Partners expanded their staff, as well as their client base to include hundreds of entities spanning all industries, sizes, and scopes. The profits multiplied twenty times over, as their service offerings grew to implement the swift innovation in technology these days. They are proudly active on the GSA schedule (GS-35F-0238X), and have enjoyed engagements with varied governmental agencies to solidify the emphasis on accessibility for constituents. Accessibility legislation has changed remarkably during this five year span as technology progresses, and Accessibility Partners has met each new regulation in the quest for compliance to improve overall usage by users with disabilities.
Reflecting upon the company’s successes, Principal Partner Dana Marlowe recalls fondly: “We’re ecstatic that we’ve made it five years, but we like to focus on the numbers bigger than ourselves. 1 in 5 Americans have a disability, and that demographic is only going to increase. At Accessibility Partners, our accomplishments can’t be measure by how many audits we’ve conducted in the past, but how equipped we are to fuse disability advocacy and IT in the future. Technology is a great unifier, and until everyone can use any device regardless of ability, we’ll be there at any level to aid in accessibility.”
Accessibility Partners has enjoyed accolades and wonderful opportunities to grow the company’s knowledge and experience. During this tenure, they won the Stevie Award for Best Executive in a Small Business, and recently was a finalist in the Chesapeake Regional Technology Council’s award for Women in Tech. Moreover, the company was published as expert opinions in a number of diverse media outlets, including CNN Money, ABC Good Money, NPR’s Marketplace, Fast Company Magazine, Inc.com, Washington Examiner, National Federation of Independent Businesses and Information Week, among countless other small business and technology blogs and outlets.
While dazzled by the endeavors of the past, Accessibility Partners only has eyes for the future. The company anticipates doubling in size, and eagerly awaits the newest advances in technology. Fostering a culture of acceptance, empowerment and inclusivity, Accessibility Partners will use their unique business model to ensure that their forthcoming contributions to society highlight the contributions of people with disabilities in the rapidly evolving technological sphere.