EYES ON ACCESSIBILITY
MAKING THE WORLD MORE ACCESSIBLE
How do we spread the word about accessibility to the whole world?
Both within and outside the United States, there are tremendous misconceptions about accessibility in technology. This poses a major challenge for the blind and visually impaired community. How can we effectively show the world how easy it is to design with accessibility in mind?
In steps BIT’s new EYES ON ACCESSIBILITY program
Our goal is to connect people across various disciplines and industries, and generate a free repository of information and content focused on accessibility. From short lessons focused on using accessible technology, to tutorials demonstrating easy ways to make everyday technology more accessible, EYES ON ACCESSIBILITY aims to further the goal of reducing accessibility barriers in technology. This program is still in its infancy, so stay tuned for more updates!
The Blind Institute of Technology™ (BIT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to reduce the excessively high unemployment rate among the blind and visually impaired (BVI) community in America.
Led by Executive Director Mike Hess, BIT aims to help solve this unemployment and diversity and inclusion epidemic by educating employers about the advantages of working with talented and skilled BVI individuals, and through professional certification and training, inclusive technology and other programs. Mike left an 18-year career in IT to found BIT in 2013.