The Overlay Fact Sheet is a statement of unity by the accessibility community as a whole. It provides clear facts in an easy to digest format. It provides actual opinions of people with disabilities regarding their experiences with overlays. There are a variety of ways you can benefit from the Overlay Fact Sheet.
Those readers who follow me on Twitter are likely already very aware of where I stand, politically. To put it bluntly, I'm very liberal. One area where I disagree strongly with many other liberals is in my stance on guns.
A friend of mine recently asked me about my opinion on "Custom" overlay products such as Deque's Amaze or Alchemy by Level Access. Below is a lightly-edited version of my response.
I've been contacted by Elephant Partners, Armour Capital, Volition Capital, Ridgepeak Partners, Insight Partners, Level Equity, Elesewhere Partners, and more. Each time an equity firm has reached out this year, I've sent that exact message in response - not to be a jerk, but to make sure neither of us are wasting the other person's time.
On September 3, 2019, Maryann Murad and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com for Employment discrimination. If accessibility is a relatively new topic for you, this might seem like yet another example of the current pattern of ADA troll lawsuits that have been getting a ton of attention lately.
This isn't the first time that I've talked about the "Business Case" for accessibility. In 2011, I created a series of about a half-dozen posts on the topic. Some of my thoughts have refined over the years, though the general message remains the same. Here are my updated thoughts on the ROI of Accessibility.