Commentary: Silicon Valley Finds It Harder to Ignore the Blind

May 5, 2015

Things as simple as watching your favorite TV show or hailing a cab have been made much easier thanks to modern technology. As the following article points out, however, some of these technologies and services are still inaccessible to those of us with visual impairments.

Thankfully, tech giants such as Apple, Netflix and Comcast have realized that by making their products accessible to everyone not only are they increasing their profits, but they are allowing people with visual impairments to enjoy the same services offered to everyone else. Advocacy and spreading awareness are also important in order to make all products and services accessible for everyone.

As a person who is blind, I dream of the day when all new gadgets, apps and other technologies are accessible to me. I’m sure that when that day comes I won’t have to think twice about buying a new phone, tablet, computer, etc. I invite you to check out the following article and comment!

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2 thoughts on “Commentary: Silicon Valley Finds It Harder to Ignore the Blind”

Aldi said on May 5, 2015 at 6:31 pm

So cool! Looking forward to seeing what comes next in this advancing world.

Sandy's View said on May 5, 2015 at 7:41 pm

Hi Aldi,

I completely agree! Although I’ve used assistive technology for years, I’m still amazed when new products come out. Thanks for reading!

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