Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day: From our computer to yours!

We’re taking accessibility global today! Get ready to have your world rocked, because on May 19, 2016, Accessibility Partners is celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). This is an international effort of disability and accessibility advocates with the overall goal of getting people talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility and users with disabilities.

For a day of this magnitude, we want to bring the awareness to everyone: a free overview of your website’s homepage for accessibility OR a review of a document of up to 3 pages (Microsoft Word or PDF).

For the entirety of May 19th, between the hours of 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST, we encourage individuals with any website, big or small, to tweet @Access_Partners, Facebook, or e-mail (Info@AccessibilityPartners.com) us your URL and we will audit the homepage or document at absolutely no charge. It’s our way to celebrate! Following our review, we will supply a high-level, overview report with any areas that might not be accessible to a user with disabilities.

Please note that depending on scheduling and availability, this report will be generated after May 19th, but will be issued promptly to retain its timeliness. Sharon Rosenblatt, a member of the web testing team is beyond excited. She says, “This is a tremendous opportunity to bring accessibility in areas where it isn’t even considered. We’re hoping organizations in all sorts of industries reach out to us for this offer, and want to get the dialogue rolling!”

Our easy-to-follow report will include tips on how to fix those to promote web and document content that all can access. The goal of this offer is to stimulate discussion on the topic of web accessibility. The Internet fosters information exchange in both personal and professional spheres, and nobody should get left out of that experience. Too often, people do. Accessibility Partners wants to banish this.

According to the creators of GAAD, the target audience is the design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence technology and its use. While people may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how or where to start.

We’ll point you in the right direction—so get the balloons ready, we’re here to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

Accessibility Partners has completed projects for both industry and government clients, and works extensively as an exclusive accessibility partner providing top level consulting and services. Accessibility Partners helps organizations improve their accessibility posture by providing distinctive and powerful solutions. They work with their clients to create innovative and practical accessibility solutions, enabling customers to get sustainable results. The service offerings are designed to help clients generate revenue, increase cost-effectiveness, manage regulatory compliance, integrate information, and transition to “next-generation” technology.

As one of the foremost providers of accessibility services to commercial, government and educational organizations and associations in the Washington, DC area, Accessibility Partners is eager to connect with members in the technology world to work together and improve accessibility for all.