Social Media and Accessibility By Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global Communications I am a big communicator and to be honest it got in trouble a lot in school for chattering. In High School, teachers said that I couldn’t stop talking and my Mom often got notes about this issue. I remember in 5th grade my teacher saying if one… Continue Reading Social Media and Accessibility
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
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
By Debra Ruh, CEO and Founder of Ruh Global Communications My family has been an Amazon customer for many years and I use the Kindle application. I was discouraged to learn that Amazon’s latest Kindle the Kindle Fire is once again NOT accessible to people with vision loss. I was shocked to read the NFB and AFB press release and… Continue Reading Amazon, Kindle Fire – We JUST want to buy your products!
A Positive Voice in 2012 By Debra Ruh, CEO and Founder of Ruh Global Communications I have spent a long time pondering 2011 and all the lessons and opportunities that I encountered during the past year. I ask myself how I can take those lessons and use them to improve the lives of people with disabilities. As a diehard technologist,… Continue Reading A Positive Voice in 2012