What Does Apple Really Mean by the Slogan “Access Matters”? – Apple Should Expand!

Hey everyone I am Scott Savoy hoping that you are enjoying your December.
Lots to share and give, lots to be grateful for, and so much to share.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and for this week Donna J. Jodhan has some insightful questions for the Apple company.
Happy weekend everyone.

A green apple whose surface is cracked and full of deep fissures.

What Does Apple Really Mean by the Slogan “Access Matters”?
by Donna J. Jodhan

I am respectfully asking the Apple company to enlighten us further! For whereas I would consider this slogan to be one that can probably give us hope, there needs to be more than this to convince persons with disabilities that Apple and other technology giants are prepared to walk the talk.

For too long we have been hearing and listening to those high profile technology companies tell us that yes! They are committed to ensuring that accessibility is important and that they are going to work to ensure that persons with disabilities are not being left behind but alas!
We are still waiting for concrete action! We continue to wait for them to develop software, hardware, apps, and websites that show us that indeed! Access matters!
We continue to wait for them to start engaging in meaningful communication! We continue to wait for them to use their influence to pressure their third party vendors to get serious when it comes to using user testers with lived experience to test and verify their products.

So when Apple tells us “access matters”, we need more than lip service! Show us that you mean it! Show us that you will take the next step and do it now instead of maybe tomorrow!
This is my call for other technology giants to do the same! Apple is not the only culprit here!
Time to get going!

Just my two cents for today.

To learn more about me as an award winning sight loss coach and advocate visit www.donnajodhan.com



About Donna Jodhan

Donna Jodhan is an award winning blind author, advocate, sight loss coach, blogger, podcast commentator, and accessibility specialist.
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