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Accessible and Interoperable Workplace Technology - Compusearch

  • Published: 2011-05-06 : Author: Compusearch
  • Synopsis: Accessibility related needs of IT developer community to improve accessibility education and advance development of workplace related products and applications usable by people with disabilities.

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Compusearch Joins Effort to Develop Accessible and Interoperable Workplace Technology - Department of Labor and Assistive Technology Association Partnership Fosters Innovation.

Today, Compusearch announced its participation on the Center of Development Expertise (CODE) for Accessibility Task Force, a working group of IT developers and executives from the nation's leading technology companies. As a result of a partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Assistive Technology Industry Association's Accessibility Interoperability Alliance (ATIA/AIA), the CODE for Accessibility Task Force is exploring the accessibility-related needs of the IT developer community to improve accessibility education and advance the development of workplace related products and applications that are usable by people with disabilities.

"Compusearch has a long history of delivering accessible software to government. Coding for accessibility is an important and integral part of our development culture," said Compusearch' s User Experience Architect, Melanie Woodson. "We look forward to contributing to this task force and advancing the goal of accessibility."

It is estimated that 55 million Americans and 750 million people worldwide experience some form of disability that could affect their use of technology; that number is expected to grow as the population ages. An August 2010 survey of IT developers conducted by ATIA identified a lack of technical knowledge related to accessible technology solutions. In response, ATIA/AIA established the CODE Task Force to work collaboratively to identify solutions to developers' needs, exploring ways to harness information, resources, education and support related to accessibility. Task Force members include such companies as Adobe, AT&T, Compusearch, CSC, IBM, Knowbility, Microsoft, Research In Motion, Unisys and others.

"In order for government organizations and corporations to recruit, hire and support employees with disabilities, they require an accessible IT infrastructure and a staff that is knowledgeable and skilled in how to implement accessibility strategies and solutions." said David Dikter, CEO of ATIA.

About Compusearch - Compusearch has a 27-year history providing software solutions and systems integration services to help government agencies implement, operate and maintain end-to-end acquisition and grants solutions. Today Compusearch provides tens of thousands of users at over 100 civilian, intelligence and defense agencies around the globe with the business intelligence, visibility and control necessary to improve productivity and performance while also meeting increasingly stringent reporting requirements. For more information, visit

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