Alliance for Inclusive Design And Experiences aims to leverage technological solutions significantly to

enhance educational opportunities and cultural inclusion for people who are blind everywhere.

New York 2023: A group of business leaders announced the launch of The Alliance for Inclusive Design And Experiences, a nonprofit corporation focused on providing the blind community with the tools to access visual information independently.

Understanding that people who are blind have the same interests, concerns, and aspirations as everyone else who participates in society and culture, AIDE aims to build strong alliances with other companies and institutions to deliver transformative visual experiences that technology can provide.

AIDE will be led by Janet L.  LaBreck, who served as the first African American Commissioner for both the Rehabilitation Services Administration and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind. LaBreck strongly believes that “Sometimes in life, adversity and barriers can become a pathway to opportunity”.  She has worked tirelessly to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities and experiences including access to visual information.  

“When people who are blind can participate in society like everyone else, it can have an immensely positive impact on their confidence, self-esteem, self-sufficiency, and independence,” said LaBreck. We are so excited to launch AIDE to leverage technology solutions, alliances, and partnerships to deliver inclusive design and experiences to people in the blind community.

Three business leaders from various industries will join LaBreck on AIDE’s founding board. See below for more information:

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Our ongoing accessibility effort works towards conforming to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1, level AA criteria. These guidelines not only help make web content accessible to users with sensory, cognitive, and mobility disabilities but ultimately to all users, regardless of ability.

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