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Adobe Marks GAAD 2022 With Blog Post Touting ‘Significant Strides’ In Supporting Disabled People Through Technology

Steven Aquino
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May 19, 2022,06:58pm EDT|

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Adobe once again celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day, or GAAD.

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Andrew Kirkpatrick, who’s Director of Accessibility at Adobe, wrote a blog post published on Thursday, today being Global Accessibility Awareness Day, that highlights some of the latest ways the San Jose-based software company has been supporting the disability community over the last year by promoting accessibility and assistive technologies.

“Every year, we observe this day to recognize the more than one billion people worldwide with disabilities,” Kirkpatrick wrote in the post. “We also want to acknowledge and highlight the significant strides the industry has made while looking ahead to what’s next in removing barriers and unlocking inclusive and accessible experiences for all.”

Kirkpatrick highlighted much of what the company is doing, internally and externally, in the accessibility space. Amongst the assorted announcements, Adobe was given the Accessibility Scale Award for their “wide-reaching and mature accessibility efforts.” The company [...]

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