The folks over at Ecommerce Junkie have awarded their September Junkie Award to eBay for their close work with the National Federation for the Blind. The partnership has led to enhanced features on eBay for users to search, browse, buy, bid and sell using the keyboard alone, as well as using assistive technologies such as screen access software. Additional support includes seed funding for promising blind entrepreneurs and a selling training program.
From Ecommerce Junkie:
While we’ve had a diverse number of winners already in the award’s brief history and continue to receive outstanding nominations from all over, our September Junkie winner, eBay, is perhaps the best example to date of what exemplifies the spirit of these awards… We applaud eBay’s creative and selfless initiative with the National Federation of the Blind and congratulate the company for being given the September Junkie award.
eBay’s Sebastian Rupley sat down with Jonas Klink, Sr. Product Manager of Accessibility for eBay, to talk exclusively to eBay Ink readers about the partnership earlier last month:
Ecommerce Junkie was started back in 2008 by three New Yorkers who love shopping on the internet and decided to create a resource for the rest of the world with as much information on e-commerce and online shopping as possible.