In the 1960’s, TTY was first introduced. At the time, it was revolutionary. People who were deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or had a speech disability could finally communicate with friends, family and 911 operators – either directly in a TTY-to-TTY session, or indirectly through a telecommunications relay service (TRS) provider as a result of technological deployments in the 1970s and 1980s. Since then, although technological innovation in communications has been exponential, in 2017, people with hearing loss and speech disabilities are still communicating with a TTY or via text messaging.Read More »
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AT&T is working to empower the next generation of change agents. We believe that our country’s startup ecosystem can have a direct impact on creating alternative and new solutions to revitalize America’s most challenged communities. That’s why we support start-ups that are using technology to solve challenges in education.Read More »
The first time I experienced a solar eclipse I was 13. And I had my sight.
Since then, I have completely lost my vision and thought my first eclipse, over 20 years ago, was my last.Read More »
On Aug. 21, people across the U.S. will step outside and experience one of nature’s most visual phenomenons – a total solar eclipse.Read More »
VIDEO: Innovation, Education and Bringing a New Experience to the Blind – Just Another Day in AtlantaAugust 17, 2017 11:15 AM by AT&T
When AT&T opened the doors to the Atlanta Foundry in 2013, it wasn’t a coincidence we chose Georgia Tech’s Technology Square. It’s where start-ups, college students and researchers come together to collaborate.Read More »
Last week I had the privilege of joining my close friends at AAPD to celebrate the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a transformative piece of legislation that’s afforded individuals with disabilities essential civil rights and unprecedented opportunities in the workplace, the classroom and in their own homes and communities.Read More »
Recently the AT&T Advisory Panel on Access & Aging (AAPAA) met in Washington, D.C. for a semi-annual meeting to discuss needs and trends in the accessibility and aging community with guest speakers and corporate advisors. AAPAA is a group of 15 different organizations that have a vast network of constituencies looking to AT&T to bring innovative technology to the market that allows individuals in accessibility and aging communities to lead fulfilling lives. Like prior gatherings, I had the honor of joining and participating. Over the course of two days, we had the opportunity to hear from both internal AT&T organizations and external speakers on how we are working together to meet the evolving needs of the accessibility and aging communities.Read More »
When I walk through the halls of AT&T offices, I see faces representing the globe. That always makes me proud to share our story—a story of a company that truly embraces diversity. To give you a sense of just how diverse we are, consider:Read More »
AT&T is dedicated to connecting people, regardless of technology experience or capability, with their world. That’s why we created Digital You, a resource for parents, seniors, job seekers, and people with disabilities to help them navigate technology with confidence. In order to further meet the needs of our customers with disabilities, AT&T’s Corporate Accessibility Technology Office and the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center developed Wireless Independence Now (WIN) Workshops to teach people with disabilities how to use accessibility features installed on their phones and tablets.Read More »
The AT&T Foundation and Laboratoria unite to grow a new generation of web developers made up of 120 Mexican women from low income households.
It is expected that women between the ages of 18 and 35 will join the labor force and will raise their expectations regarding profesional development.
Mexico City, May 3, 2016 – The AT&T Foundation and Laboratoria Coding A.C., a social technology organization, is uniting to create the next generation of women web developers, through an educational program in which 120 young Mexican women will participate.
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