Mike Shebanek is a man on a mission to make technology accessible for all. We caught up with him in our Sunnyvale Accessibility Lab to talk about the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Building accessible brands
Our users are at the center of everything we do. We work ensure that the needs of people with disabilities are considered throughout the user experience research, design and development process to deliver an excellent user experience for all.
Meet the team
Our Accessibility Team has spent decades building accessibility awareness, techniques, guidelines, products, and tools which have shaped the industry. They bring to Oath their experience in creating a level playing field at companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, AFBTech, and WGBH National Center for Accessible Media.
Team members gather in the NYC accessibility lab.
The NYC Accessibility lab at Oath.
The Oath Accessibility Labs in NYC, Sunnyvale and Boston allow employees to experience how users with a disability successfully use mobile apps, websites and other digital devices through Assistive Technology. The labs features popular Assistive Technology software and devices that product development teams can use to test and evaluate the accessibility of their products.
We’re always testing the accessibility of our products against the industry’s toughest standards, using the latest techniques, tools, and guidelines. Our evaluations are performed using the same Assistive Technology as our users, including closed captioning support, switch control, on-screen keyboards, alternate input devices, and screen readers.
How are we doing? If there’s something we can do to make our products and content more accessible for you, let us know. Whether you have a question or just want to send us your two cents, our Customer Care team is trained and ready to help.
Creating a world that embraces inclusion starts with our own culture. That’s why our team works to make our workplace accessible for everyone through education, experiences, and connection with the Oath community.