Accessibility and Mobility
Xerox was the first in the print industry to design products that were accessible and easy to operate, and we are committed to upholding that standard for the products and services we provide today. To make our systems more accessible for people with disabilities, we have developed accessories such as angled consoles, magnifying lenses for visually impaired users, Braille console labels and “start print” foot switches. Software for embedded web servers and print drivers is specifically designed to be compatible with screen readers to allow people with visual impairments to operate them. We strive to continually improve our performance in the area of accessibility and adapt products so that ease of use is not compromised.
In 1998, Congress amended Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973. We developed solutions to adapt our technology for use by government workers who are disabled. We established a rigorous process to evaluate our products’ compliance with Section 508.
In the near future, there will be changes to the Section 508 rules and new input from the European Union and the Far East. Learn more about our efforts to meet Section 508 accessibility requirements.
Today, we are focused on increased mobility with the anywhere, always-on enterprise. We’re enabling enterprises to manage a complex infrastructure as employees are bringing their own devices to work and demanding the same seamless, secure ability to find, use and print business documents. Xerox technologies — such as mobile print solutions and predictive analytics used to improve the ease of municipal parking — are enhancing mobility and easy access to information.