Designing products for people with disabilities has never been so important

Get the Full StoryIn our ongoing series, High Contrast, we re looking at how assistive technology can help people with disabilities overcome challenges in their lives, and the pioneers innovating in solutions to make everyday tools more accessible. Today marks the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD , an event that was set into motion in 2011 to spread awareness about the importance of digital access and inclusion and how technology can help empower people with different disabilities. The idea for GAAD started with a simple post by Los Angeles-based web developer Joe Devon. First, let s agree on a Global Accessibility Awareness Day. This This story continues at The Next Web