What obligation do we have to society? Are we born to improve lives for other people or to just take care of ourselves and our families? I believe that we are born into this amazing and complicated world to contribute. We should use the many gifts we have to make the world a better place. I also believe we can… Continue Reading Tribute to Steve Jobs
It is critical to assure that the workplace is accessible for your current employees and future employees. Sometimes people think workplace accessibility is only critical to new hires but it is also critical to retain your talented employees. Replacing employees is very expensive. A study by the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California, Berkeley evaluating the… Continue Reading Workplace Accessibility
Why Is Apple Embracing the Community of People with Disabilities? By Debra Ruh, CEO and Founder of Ruh Global Communications Apple is said to be taking steps to make its iPhone and iPad more user-friendly for people with disabilities. Since the products all use touch screens, some with visual or mobility impairments can have trouble with the devices; however, in… Continue Reading Why Is Apple Embracing the Community of People with Disabilities?
Debra Ruh argues that making digital publishing available to a broader range of people with disabilities is good for a company’s image, and good for the bottom line. The advent of print-on-demand (POD) and ebooks has gone some way to making books accessible to more people with disabilities (PwD), but there is a long way to go. Part of the problem… Continue Reading Taking the broader view of disability
With special comments from Sam Joehl, SSB Senior Accessibility Specialist. I was perplexed when I read about a class action lawsuit against Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. “On June 29, 2011, the United States District Court Central District of California certified a nationwide class of blind persons in a class action pending in Los Angeles against Walt Disney Parks &… Continue Reading No Good Deed Goes Unpunished