Here’s to a Happy and Healthy New Year

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Happy New Year!

From all of us at Braille Works, please accept our heartfelt “Thank You” for allowing us the privilege to serve you this year.The words, "Happy New Year" in print and braille dots surrounded by Christmas greenery and a present

And, while we’re sad to see this year go, we’re excited to see what 2019 will bring. We anticipate exciting accessibility improvements.

In a recent post, LinkedIn predicts that companies will work towards inclusive designs in the coming year. That means companies will operate and create with people of varying abilities in mind. Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, thinks we’ll move away from checking accessibility after the fact. Instead, he believes we’ll move towards inclusive design in which accessibility is considered throughout the development process.

And, similarly, Creative Bloq expects that the push for website accessibility will increase in 2019. “Accessibility is no longer a luxury; it should be an absolute requirement.” They’re sure that accessibility will continue to be one of the main focuses for websites and apps.

We’ll also continue to see artificial intelligence (AI) advances in assistive devices. And, because of these advances, we’ll also likely see an increased push for email accessibility and its compatibility with smart speakers such as Google Home and Amazon Echo. Not only will people with varying abilities be able to read the content in the emails they receive; they’ll also be able to listen and, hopefully, respond to them through improved assistive devices like smart speakers.

As 2019 approaches, know that we’re ready to serve as your Document Accessibility Partner. We’ll continue to provide quality Large Print, Audio, Braille, and Accessible PDFs.

It’s our hope that you & your family enjoy a wonderful Holiday Season as we look forward to a prosperous new year together!

Here’s to a Large, Loud, Lumpy & Legal New Year!

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