Media depends on technology, but technology companies don’t always take disability and accessibility into account.
At the SXSW festival this year, Haben Girma made headlines by talking about how the technology industry can enable more accessibility. Here’s a quote from the article:
“One of the biggest obstacles is the attitude that accessibility is charity. ‘Oh, I’ll deal with it later because we don’t have time.’ Disability tech is an investment in you. All of our bodies change. Design it with access in mind.”
Haben was the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, and she co-hosted the 2017 Media Access Awards.
You can watch Haben in this exclusive video from the 2017 Media Access Awards. We used captioning tools at Facebook and YouTube to caption this video. What’s your favorite accessibility tool?