Accessibility 101

Conclusion

In education and in life, effective access to information technology is essential to success.  But frequently, such access is hindered by technology that is inaccessible or unusable. 

If we consider accessibility to be a core component of our technical products and services, we immediately open ourselves to better design, development, purchasing, support practices and processes that result in better technology that is more usable, more robust, and in compliance with all relevant laws and standards.

IT professionals in all roles are responsible for designing, developing, procuring, implementing, and supporting technology that is as universally usable as possible, and that meets the needs of all qualified users.  Accessibility starts with you.