How COVID Has Finally Shined A Light On Accessibility

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Good riddance 2020. Even if you’re one of the lucky ones – if you and your family are healthy, if you’re still employed – it was a really hard year. I was hit with COVID-19 in March of 2020 – as were most of the people I work with. It was rough, but thankfully we all recovered, so I consider myself very lucky. But there are millions of people who haven’t been lucky. And no one is talking about them. 

I’m the CEO of a speech-to-text platform, Trint. Throughout the pandemic, I’ve been surprised that so little attention has been paid to assistive technologies and the role they play in the lives of millions of people around the globe. Both businesses and media companies have missed out on this group of people.

I’m originally from Canada. I currently live and work in London, UK. But I worked as a foreign correspondent and war correspondent for ABC and CBS News, so I pay close attention to American politics. This summer, as the pandemic spread and political parties clashed, I was happy to read commemorations of a major milestone (Read more...)