This May Remtek is getting behind Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) and helping to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access, inclusion and people with different disabilities.
GAAD focuses on promoting ideas on how to improve digital accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
Increasing digital accessibility ensures that individuals with a disability can experience web-based services, content and other digital products with the same successful outcome as those without disabilities.
We know that 1 billion people worldwide have disabilities and promoting accessibility helps to remove barriers.
Organisations and individuals across the globe are getting behind the awareness day including Apple, which earlier this week previewed accessibility features it will roll out across its hardware and software later this year.
This exciting preview is includes significant features that most people won’t use, but that matter a lot to those with disabilities.
An example is door detectability, which helps users locate a door and whether it's closed or open. Door detection also can read signs and symbols around a door, such as room numbers.
Other features include live captions, buddy controller, Siri pause time adjustment and customisation for sound recognition.
What Remtek have been up to:
As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day we are looking at our assistive technology training and how we have been helping DSA students, employees and individuals with disabilities to get the most out of online services.
Remtek Training delivers comprehensive training on text to speech, speech dictation, mind mapping, notetaking, task planning, hearing and spelling software.
Earlier in the year we explored ‘Benefits of Assistive Technology’ and we are constantly revieing how we can improve our assistive technology training to help individuals to achieve success.
Our trainers have extensive knowledge of the hardware and software that is being recommended. Technical issues can be addressed straight away by trainers instead of being signposted.
Our lead trainers Ross and Thomas explain how they approach different learning difficulties and disabilities and the types of software that they recommend.
What our General Manager had to say:
“Improving and promoting accessibility is our bread and butter. We want people to have a positive assistive technology training experience and have better access to online products and services using tools that are available.
We have long standing relationships with a range of software and hardware providers and are delighted to be passing our knowledge and expertise onto end users to help them achieve their goals.
The success of our assistive technology training is reflected in our Google Reviews which now stands at 502 reviews with an impressive average of 4.9.
Check out Global Accessibility Awareness Day’s recommended accessibility features, technology, tools, and learning resources here.