Accessibility and Mobility
In the print industry, Xerox was the first in many ways, such as designing products that were accessible as well as easy to operate by all users, including people with disabilities. Our dedicated team of design professionals upholds that commitment for the products and services we provide.
For example, to make our systems accessible for people with disabilities, Xerox has developed a number of accessories, such as angled consoles, Braille console labels, magnifying lenses for visually impaired users and “start print” foot switches. We design software for embedded web servers and print drivers to be compatible with screen readers to enable people with visual impairments to operate them. On an ongoing basis, we strive to improve our performance in the area of accessibility and adapt products so that ease of use is not compromised.
Xerox stepped forward in 1998 when 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 also established a rigorous process to evaluate our products’ compliance to meet Section 508 accessibility requirements. In the near future, Section 508 rules will change and new input is expected to come from the European Union and the Far East. Learn more about our efforts pertaining to Section 508 accessibility requirements.
Our focus on increased mobility has expanded 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 technology — such as mobile print solutions is enhancing easy access to information.