eBay and The National Federation of the Blind Team to Optimize Accessibility of Site, Apps
eBay has teamed with The National Federation of the Blind in a Web 2. 0 Sustainable Accessibility Partnership Agreement that will enhance the accessibility of eBay’s website and mobile applications.
Through the new partnership, blind buyers and sellers on eBay who use technologies such as text-to-speech screen readers and Braille displays will have even greater access to eBay’s website and its applications for smartphones and tablets.
“This is about reinforcing and enhancing our commitment to accessibility, and making eBay’s global marketplace available to everyone,” said Devin Wenig, President Global eBay Marketplaces. “Ease of use and universal access to the Marketplace is a priority for eBay as a company, and as a brand.”
Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to continue our partnership with eBay. This landmark agreement sets forth a proactive strategy that will enhance the accessibility of eBay’s online marketplace, allowing blind buyers and sellers to use this groundbreaking platform in all the ways that sighted users can.”
“We commend eBay for its industry leadership in adopting this comprehensive Web 2.0 accessibility plan and look forward to working together with the company to implement it,” Maurer added.