I will be doing a short presentation on accessibility during the Business of Open Source Miniconf at the linux.conf.au 2010 in Wellington. This presentation will run from 14h30 to 15h15 on Monday 18 January 2010.
I am continually amazed at businesses that just won’t respond to me. Businesses may commit many sins, may have many faults, but the one thing that is sure to send me looking at other options is if they don’t speak to me. So, ok, this is not a post about accessibility, but I needed to get it off my chest!
Today I tweeted that people with disabilities are the 3rd largest market in the United States according to the US Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). I admit, the news did not surprise me much. People with disabilities realise they have buying power, unfortunately, most businesses don’t seem to understand that. I remember bumper stickers saying "I’m disabled, I vote, and I spend".