By Visualise, 14 January, 2017 Forum Accessibility Advocacy We are looking for people to blog about their experiences of using websites that are inaccessible and the challenges that they face on a daily basis please get in touch Daniel@visualisetrainingandconsultancy .co.uk Options Log in or register to post comments Comments You’ve got to give us a little more first … It would be good if you provided at least some basic information to support your invitation … Such as who you are; exactly what would be required; and how any submitted material will be evaluated and used. As it stands, there is little to spark any interest. Writing to CEO's Instead of blogging about Web access problems, I write directly to the CEO if it is a large company. If I don’t hear anything in a month, I am prepared to follow up legally. I always hear from the company though. If the company is large but it has an accessibility team and invites people to contact them on access issues, I use the accessibility contact information. For smaller companies, I use the general contact form or e-mail address. My success rate is generally quite high. To the second commentor I would like to ask, did the second poster in the comment section on this thread, if your success rate is so high, can you please write to steam and ask them to make their client as well as their webpage accessible? This goes for windows, as well as iPhone. I'd probably be interested in I'd probably be interested in this, but as Blind I Am said, it would be good to have some more information about who you are and exactly what you're looking for. Steam Branden, I am not a gamer so I have little inclination in writing to Gabe Newell, the co-founder and President of Valve, which develops Steam. My current project is with lodging apps such as AirB&b. I need a vacation and these services, particularly the highly affordable ones, are only partially accessible. If you are interested in seeking accessible lodging apps, let me know. Thanks for your comments. Thanks for your comments. Just to answer of your questions. My name is Daniel Williams, founder of visualise training and consultancy. I am also registered blind and a keen activist to make the world more accessible. I deliver training to a variety of organisations to make them more inclusive and confident to assist blind and partially sighted people. I also work with organisations to make their websites accessible. We are looking for bloggers to talk about there experiences of either purchasing products online and not being able to due to inaccessible websites or applying for jobs online and not be able to due to accessibility. How does this make you feel? what do you do as a result of this? do you complain/ What do you think needs to change? how often does this happen? What are the difficulties you have? This blog can be as broad as you like, the idea is to make professionals working in HR and IT aware of issues that blind and partially face when applying for work or buying products online, as we believe that they are not. This is an unpaid but we will link to your website if you have one and you will be supporting to raise awareness and change amongst a wide variety of professionals. If you are keen to do this please email me your blogs at Daniel@visualisetrainingandconsultancy.co.uk Daniel Williams Director Visualise Training and Consultancy 38 Glynne Street Cardiff CF11 9NS Tel: 07472305268 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com Twitter: @visualisetc Skype: visualisetc Facebook: www.facebook.com/visualisetraining Working with organisations to create a more inclusive environment and customer/employee experience for people with disabilities. kelly can I contact you privately about accomodation sites? Hi Kelly, I have problem with airb&b as well, as well as with couch surfing. Can I contact you privately? Many thanks. Zdenek Kelly, that's absolutely the wrong thing to say This gentleman had asked for problems with websites, you spout off you're all that because you "write to the CEO if it's a large company". Next, when someone asks you for help, you shoot them down fast. So it's beneath you to help someone else, because you aren't a gamer? Ah to be so pick and choosey with your accessibility comments... We all need accessibility, it's a blanket initiative. Where would the world be if we could pick and choose what accessibility topics we contacted? I personally don't care about games, yet i'd certainly have handled this better. Nice job. Lodgeing sites and criticism @zdenek Please contact me by e-mail. I would love to speak with you about this. My e-mail address is KKellyp@Gmail.com @Siobhan The original poster about Steam did not want advocacy support, learn skills, know about resources, and develop strategy and assistance. He wanted to sit on his rump and for me to write a letter on his behalf. If someone is not willing to put some skin in the game and take action and learn skills to do advocacy, I have little interest in partnering. Unfortunately, there is little legal leverage about these Internet only services not connected to an actual place. The founder of Discord is aware of the accessibility problems and Discord remains inaccessible.