So many times in the world of disability services, we find ourselves having to speak up and request/demand accessible versions of commonly used software, pathways, equipment and other public material. When someone listens and attempts to give us what we want, its often not exactly right. There are so many flaws in their design logic. One common reason is that their products are not properly tested by people with disabilities. We become frustrated and critical.
Perhaps if we could be involved in the design process, the end result would be a success for the producer and the end user. So here is our chance. Microsoft is reaching out as they design Outlook 365 for people with low vision. They are asking for comments. If you can find the time, think about having your say on their YouTube demo. They are seeking our collective wisdom. Let's give it to them.