Zoom Gloom?

These past few months of lockdown, social distancing and working from home has produced a slew of ‘how to cope’ videos, blogs and pod casts. Some useful, some interesting, some… not so much.

You will undoubtedly have experienced Zoom Gloom – in team meetings or family pub quizzes, where audio cuts out or screens freeze, where the brilliant point you are making  gets lost or ignored as someone’s cat walks across the screen. Point is – technology can DRIVE YOU MAD!

Now imagine that’s been happening to you every single day of your working life, not just in lockdown.

What if you couldn’t see facial expressions clearly, or had trouble using a keyboard, or missed vital parts of team discussions because your hearing was poor? That would be like the worst Zoom meeting ever – every day.

But that’s exactly what 20% of the working population with permanent disabilities has to put up with because of poor digital accessibility. And that doesn’t include those who injure themselves temporarily – have you tried typing with a broken wrist or listened to a pod cast in a noisy environment without headphones!

Companies who provide good digital accessibility are not only legally compliant, but have better brand loyalty, increased market share and better revenue.

We work with eLaHub.net to make sure our customers can benefit from the advantages of digital accessibility – because no one should be overlooked.

“The one argument for accessibility that doesn’t get made nearly often enough is how extraordinarily better it makes some people’s lives. How many opportunities do we have to dramatically improve people’s lives just by doing our job a little better?”

STEVE KRUG

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