In our ongoing series, High Contrast, we’re looking at how assistive technology can help people with disabilities overcome challenges in their lives, and the pioneers innovating in solutions to make everyday tools more accessible.

Today marks the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), an event that was set into motion in 2011 to spread awareness about the importance of digital access and inclusion and how technology can help empower people with different disabilities.

This will be a day of the year where web developers across the globe try to raise awareness and know-how on making sites accessible,” Devon wrote in the post.

Although it can’t perhaps be directly tied to their efforts, focus on accessibility and its visibility in tech has improved a lot over the years.

With over one billion people —15 percent of the population— living with some kind of disability, it’s very crucial that companies build products and services keeping everyone in mind.

“We need to think inclusively.

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