Microsoft, Facebook, and others want to make accessibility a bigger priority

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Some of the world’s biggest technology companies want the app makers of tomorrow to put a much bigger focus on accessibility. “Students in fields such as design, computer sciences and human computer interaction must be better prepared to enter the workforce and create future technologies that are truly inclusive,” reads the mission statement of Teaching Accessibility, a new working group that includes Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, Dropbox, AT&T, Adobe, LinkedIn, and a handful of education partners like Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, and Georgia Tech. The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is also part of the effort. “Accessibility must become mainstream,” the group says. “Only then will technology reach its true potential…

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