Founding Members: IBM
For nearly 100 years, IBM has been committed to advancing accessibility to deliver intuitive and personalized technology that places individuals’ abilities, behaviors, cultural backgrounds, habits, interests and needs at the center of the design and development process. Some of these inventions include the first Braille printer, a talking typewriter for people who are blind, a talking display terminal, the first GUI screen reader for the PC, Speech Viewer, the technology behind what is now WAI-ARIA, and the AbilityLab Media Captioner and Editor. Due to the increased demand for accessible information and communications technology (ICT) and a shortage of accessibility professionals, IBM has seen the need for a curriculum that will produce a new generation of accessibility professionals and is contributing its expertise in the field to develop education to train them.
IBM's Goals for IAAP
Due to the increased demand for accessible ICT and a shortage of accessibility professionals, IBM has seen the need for a curriculum that will produce a new generation of accessibility professionals and is contributing its expertise in the field to develop education to train them.
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