Sharks of Silicon Valley unite on disabilityby Ivano Abbadessa - 2015.08.28
Microsoft, Facebook, Dropbox, Yahoo and LinkedIn are some of the leading companies in Silicon Valley that have decided to work together to make technology more accessible for people with disabilities. In collaboration with prestigious universities such as Stanford and Carnegie Mellon, they have launched an original web platform, Teaching Accessibility. Its aim is to investigate each variable of accessibility in the field of information and communications technology, ranging from engineering to design concepts. The overall objective is to adapt services to the capabilities and features needed by users with disabilities. Many disability activists hope that the initiative can represent a real turning point for a topic that is too often ignored. The project could even be an unprecedented movement that involves the companies that are largely monopolising the technology sectors.
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