Silver Spring, MD, May 15, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- On Thursday, May 15th Accessibility Partners will celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) – an international effort of disability and accessibility advocates with the overall goal of getting people talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility and users with disabilities.
For a day of this magnitude, Accessibility Partners (www.AccessibilityPartners.com
) wants to bring the awareness to everyone: a free overview of your website’s homepage for accessibility.
For the entirety of the day on May 15, Accessibility Partners encourages individuals with any website, big or small, to tweet @Access_Partners, Facebook, or e-mail (Info@AccessibilityPartners.com
) your URL and staff will audit the homepage at absolutely no charge. Following a review, Accessibility Partners will supply a high-level, overview report with any areas that might not be accessible to a user with disabilities.
Please note that depending on scheduling and availability, this report might not be available immediately after May 15, but will be issued promptly to retain its timeliness. The final document will include tips on how to fix those to promote web content that all can access. The goal of this offer is to stimulate discussion on the topic of web accessibility. The Internet fosters information exchange in both personal and professional spheres, and nobody should get left out of that experience. Too often, people do. Accessibility Partners wants to banish this.
Principal Partner Dana Marlowe is thrilled to participate in this global discourse. “We’re hoping to foster a knowledge transfer between those who never considered accessibility, or those who only think of it as a requirement for a contract. I want to get the ball rolling and have people realize that accessibility influences everyone and everything, and that it is relatively easy to implement. GAAD gives us the opportunity to share our expertise and passion, and with an international platform, we can all make the web a more accessible place.”
According to the creators of GAAD, the target audience is the design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence technology and its use. While people may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how or where to start.
About Accessibility Partners
Accessibility Partners works to make technology accessible for people with disabilities. They are a small, woman-owned business, and partner with industries and organizations of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies, Federal government agencies, educational institutions, healthcare providers, international organizations, and everything else in between, to enable more accessible product and service solutions by users with disabilities. Accessibility Partners’ staff has worked extensively as an exclusive accessibility partner providing top level testing, consulting, and training services.
The team consists of consultants, test engineers, subject matter experts, and trainers both with and without disabilities create innovative and practical solutions. Accessibility Partners is known for their broad industry expertise, creative solutions, and high customer satisfaction. The solutions are designed for their clients’ needs today, while keeping an eye on their needs in the future.
Be sure to follow #gaad and @gbla11yday, as well as @Access_Partners on Twitter to keep up with all the latest GAAD discussions and activities.