Article on an Accessibility Pioneer: NY Times on T.V. Raman
Oh yes. Happy New Year everyone! All of us in Adobe Land are back from a break, ready and energized to face whatever 2009 may bring. I hope you all have a good year.
This past weekend, the New York Times published an article on T.V. Raman, a true pioneer and leader on accessible technology.
As the article points out, T.V. Raman had worked previously at Adobe Systems on accessibility initiatives, including PDF and Acrobat. Today, both technologies are accessible to those with visual and motion disabilities. I am a big advocate of ensuring content is universally accessible (my business card is in Braille too). With a small amount of effort and foresight, it is possible to ensure documents you create and share are accessible without having to recreate everything. There are even benefits to those who are able to see the monitor, or use a keyboard and mouse, such as reflow and reusing content in other editable formats.
If you would like to learn more, see the tutorials and articles on www.adobe.com/accessibility.