Friday, January 14, 2011

Looking forward

So, it’s a brand new year and time for me to have a bit of fun with my wish list. I always like doing this because it helps me to put a few things into perspective as well as to use my imagination to have some fun. So, what’s on my wish list for this year?

First, I hope that more companies will decide to follow Apple’s lead to make their hand held devices more accessible to blind and sight impaired persons.

Second, that the blind and sight impaired community can work with financial institutions and the manufacturers of POS devices to somehow make their touch screens accessible to blind and sight impaired persons.

Third, that more websites can be made accessible to blind and sight impaired persons, that it would be easier to request and access information and complete online forms more independently, that is, without having to ask for sighted assistance.

Fourth, that we will be better able to request information in alternate formats such as Braille, large print, and in a readable e-text format.

Fifth, that recreational sports is made more accessible to the blind and sight impaired.
Of course, there is more that I could wish for but I think that for now I’ll stop here.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan your friendly accessibility advocate wishing you a terrific day and asking you to go out there and share my wish list with others.
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