Chris Ashton

dai11y 19/11/2021

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National Convention Sponsorship Statement Regarding accessiBe

  • The (American) National Federation of the Blind made a statement in June, about accessiBe, the market leading ‘accessibility overlay’ company that I’ve written about several times now.
  • I missed this when it came out, and wouldn’t have known about it were it not for Steve Faulkner’s tweet. He picks out this pretty damning quote:
  • “This week, the Board of Directors reviewed accessiBe’s business practices at the urging of members who have researched and interacted with the company, and the Board believes that accessiBe currently engages in behavior that is harmful to the advancement of blind people in society”.
  • The statement goes on to announce that the NFB has “revoked accessiBe’s sponsorship of the convention”.

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