Adam Spencer is the CEO of AbleDocs, a Canadian company out of Oakville, Ontario, that has transformed the industry of creating document accessibility on the internet for people with disabilities. He went to university to study economics and politics with plans to become a lawyer. In his second year of his schooling, Spencer started a company with some friends to install wireless networking in student housing. It was a positive experience, and combined with the burgeoning field of computer technology, it lit an interest in software development that would define Spencer’s career journey.
In order to be successful, organizations must be inclusive. Most commonly, this includes providing products and services that satisfy various tastes and requirements. However, with technology prevalent in the lives of consumers around the world, it’s also important that businesses consider how the digital content they publish is consumed.
Navigating a website, reviewing a document, and watching videos online may seem like mundane tasks to most. However, for those with visual impairments, consuming digital information is not always easy. In fact, a person using a screen reader to consume digital information may find it nearly impossible to do so if the content does not utilize accessibility tools.