Connecting People with Disabilities to their World Through Technology

Americas, May 25 2016

AT&T is dedicated to connecting people, regardless of technology experience or capability, with their world. That’s why we created Digital You, a resource for parents, seniors, job seekers, and people with disabilities to help them navigate technology with confidence.

Digital You WIN workshopIn order to further meet the needs of our customers with disabilities, AT&T’s Corporate Accessibility Technology Office and the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center developed Wireless Independence Now (WIN) Workshops to teach people with disabilities how to use accessibility features installed on their phones and tablets.

AT&T’s Michigan Avenue Brand Store held a WIN Workshop last month at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind. This event was organized and lead by 14 AT&T employees who trained a group of 25 participants with vision loss on the accessibility features built-in to smartphones and tablets. This event was not only a great opportunity to help our customers, but also to understand the issues and concerns they face in an increasingly digital world.

In June, we are holding additional WIN Workshops at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and at the Chicago Abilities Expo. Register to attend! Not in Chicago? Check out the resources available online at Digital You.

By Kendra Ragsdale, Manager of Compliance and Outreach for the Corporate Accessibility Technology Office for AT&T

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