05.02.2019Community

Accessibility is integral to our customers and our business

By: Guru Gowrappan
Woman leading team meeting in boardroom with her colleagues.

Verizon Media transforms how people stay informed and entertained, communicate and connect. We are building the future of media and want everyone to have equal access to the world we create – this includes our customers with disabilities. 

Unfortunately, people with disabilities have often been overlooked and underserved by our industry even as we continue to raise awareness of Diversity and Inclusion. As one of the world’s largest media companies, we have the power to change this, and we are, by making our products and brands accessible and by helping our partners do the same. We’ve also founded groundbreaking initiatives like Teach Access and The Disability Collection to ensure the next generation of creators and technologists are designing an accessible future and that people with disabilities are represented, and represented authentically, in media. 

Accessibility is more than ticking items on a checklist for compliance. It is integral to our design, execution, service, and support. This is fundamental to who we are and how we continually place our users first in all that we do.

Verizon Media CEO Guru Gowrappan smiles at the camera while standing among a group of employees at the opening of Verizon Media's accessibility lab.

Verizon Media CEO Guru Gowrappan attends the opening of Verizon Media’s Accessibility Lab.

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About the author(s): 

Guru Gowrappan serves as CEO of Verizon Media, a division of Verizon that reaches nearly a billion people around the world.

 

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