“Interactive Accessibility applauds AT&T for setting the bar high for other global and national corporations. AT&T has been committed to Accessibility, Inclusion and Diversity for many years. This move to build a Corporate Accessibility Technology division and to nominate Christopher Rice as the Chief Accessibility Officer (CAO) continues to show their commitment to accessible services, products and telecommunications. It is clear that AT&T is committed to access for all and believes everyone should be included,” says Kathy Wahlbin, CEO of Interactive Accessibility.
AT&T has appointed Christopher Rice as the first Chief Accessibility Officer (CAO) as part of the launch of its new Corporate Accessibility Technology Office. The new office will help ensure accessibility gets top level priority and adds accountability as the company develops new technology to meet the needs of customers with disabilities.
AT&T is opening the door for other companies to add accessibility to C-level attention and accountability. Technology and the web opens doors for the disabled and accessibility and can make the difference between happy new customers and a frustrating user experience.
“AT&T demonstrates its commitment to accessibility by working closely with the disability community to identify areas for improvement,” says Claude Stout, Executive Director of Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.