Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a day designed to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.
In my last post I detailed my time in San Diego, at the CSUN conference. One moment in particular stuck with me, and serves as a timely reminder today.
A Deaf-Blind individual dropped by the AssistiveWare booth while I was there, and I went over to see if I could answer any questions that he may have.
He was interested to learn more about Proloquo4Text, an app that is described on the AssistiveWare website as being a ‘Text-based communication app that gives a voice to literate people who cannot speak.’, it is a ‘premier Augmentative and Alternative Communication solution for literate children, teenagers and adults, including people with autism, cerebral palsy, development disabilities, apraxia, ALS/MND, laryngectomy, stroke, or traumatic brain injury.’
With my limited braille keyboard knowledge I was unable to provide a good demo.
My timely reminder for GAAD 2017:
We can only create the products, we cannot choose who wants to use our products.