We chatted earlier with AMEX Open Forum, and were honored to be reposted with the Civil Attorney’s Group about mobile accessibility. Our section is below, and here is the full article.
6. Learn how accessible devices will interface with the company programs and systems. Dana Marlowe is principal partner at Accessibility Partners, a consulting firm that works with both public and private sector firms to make sure information technology is accessible for people with disabilities. She recommends that employers should consider training or sensitivity training for other employees when they encounter accessible devices like screen readers or Braille displays. “Some employees might be unsure of what these peripheral objects do, or annoyed if it takes a small amount of extra time for information to translate from a screen to audio or Braille.
Additionally, there should be certain measures for privacy and encryption if working with secure data. Some internal programs limit what a can be hooked up to a computer (such as no external drives) and it is crucial that an assistive technology device or program won’t be denied access when trying to run simultaneously.”