In the US alone, an estimated 60 million people have disabilities that might affect how they interact with technology and online content.
Yahoo! Accessibility is an industry leader in meeting the needs of users with disabilities — both in the US and worldwide — through integrating accessibility concerns into design thinking and the innovative use of assistive technologies.
But it’s not just about doing the right thing. By focusing on providing deeply personal digital experiences to everyone regardless of ability, Yahoo! is also accessing a market that is estimated to be worth up to a trillion dollars in the US alone. Accessibility is big business.
To celebrate the blog’s first birthday, the team has created a video to help Yahoos learn more about their work and the business benefits of making Yahoo! technology more accessible.
“While it’s not always acknowledged, individuals with disabilities represent an enormous and active customer segment.” said Alan Brightman, VP of Global Accessibility. “Our goal is to make sure that every one of them can benefit from the same products and services as everyone else.”
A moment with Victor Tsaran:
Outside of the accessibility team, Victor Tsaran, Senior Accessibility Program Manager, enjoys playing guitar. Check out this video to hear his story and his recent concert performance.
To learn more about the Yahoo! Accessibility team:
- Visit the Yahoo! Accessibility Blog
- Follow Yahoo! Accessibility onTwitter
- Like Yahoo! Accessibility on Facebook