Harvard's first deaf-blind law graduate says all apps must be accessible
Haben Girma has made history as the first deaf-blind person to graduate from the prestigious Harvard Law School in the United States. Her mission is to get more developers to design software keeping in mind the needs of people with disabilities.
At the recen Apple's Worldwide Developer conference in San Francisco, she called upon software makers to change how they design their applications, not just because it was humane but also because it is a smart business move.
Given that 15% of the world's population has some type of disability, there are a large number of people who would be willing to pay for these services.
Girma says developers shouldn't waste their time making separate apps just for the disabled but should design their apps with accessibility in mind from the start by including support for voice over, larger type, captioning, and things like switch controls and braille displays.
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