Accessibility at IBM means enabling IT hardware, software and Web application products so they can be used by more people, either directly, or in combination with assistive technology products.
IBM's perspective on accessibility is influenced by our roles as a developer and manufacturer, service provider, buyer of components, products and services, citizen in the community, and an employer looking to attract and retain the best talent. Focusing on accessibility better enables IBM, its customers, partners, suppliers, employees and the global community to succeed in each of our various roles.
IBM is taking the lead in the following areas:
- providing solutions, services, and technologies that help our customers realize the benefits of accessibility by making
- information technology accessible to more people, including those with disabilities
- helping define international accessibility standards to help define and provide for interoperability
- inventing technologies that help remove barriers and extend capabilities
Enabling more people to benefit from computing and information resources technology is part of IBM's larger vision of e-business on-demand. Accessibility features embedded in on-demand technology and services benefit customers and employees with temporary or long-term disabilities, including those who are blind or vision impaired, mobility challenged, hearing impaired or simply adjusting to characteristics associated with aging or limiting environments.
Last updated, September 04, 2007