I like to be independent. I like to do things myself
getting someone to do things for me.
My name is Atiqa and I am 25 years old. I lost my sight
was 14 years old. When I lost my sight I thought I would
be able to do things myself. But once I settled down a
and learned about the technologies and computers, I
I have a talking scale and talking measuring jug, "don't
Mom's birthday present", a note taker and money
connect to many things on my smartphone. It tells you
is on screen. It reads everything to me.
As a blind or partially sighted, person you want to do
that everyone else wants to do. We wanted to create a
proposition to put accessibility on companies'' agendas
eventually called RNIB Approved.
What started out as a desire to meet a fundamental
has actually become a real passion for everyone
someone coming to our website, even with sight loss or
loss or some other physical disability that makes it
hard to use
websites, the experience should be seamless and easy to
Every time we create a new functionality or a new page,
listening through the page, to make sure that what you
is getting conveyed through the screen reader. Making
all the copy on a page is picked up. That the colour
contrast levels on the page meet the minimum
What's been really good about the RNIB accreditation is
we're working with people who are blind or partially
actually verify that the changes we make, work for real
It's a great honor.
Companies like Capital One that are trying to make it
everyone to access their site is incredible.
It's hugely important because it begins to tell a story
how the world can be a more accessible place.