World Usability Day logoNovember 12th marks the 10th annual World Usability Day. This day was created to ensure that the services and products important to our lives are easier to access and simpler to use. This year's theme is Innovation. Innovation can improve a situation or solve a problem in a new way - including for people with disabilities.

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Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
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World Usability Day: Why Innovation Matters for People with Disabilities

Nov 12, 2015

World Usability Day logoNovember 12th marks the 10th annual World Usability Day. World Usability Day is known as "Making Things Easier Day." The day was created to ensure that the services and products important to our lives are easier to access and simpler to use.

This year's theme is Innovation. Innovation can improve a situation or solve a problem in a new way. For example, assistive technology is technology that is used by people with disabilities to perform or improve functions that they might otherwise find difficult or impossible.  Assistive technology includes tools such as wheelchairs, prosthetics, adapted keyboards and screen reader programs.

To learn more about technology innovations and assistive technology, and how they can help you:

•    Listen to this Ticket Talk podcast on technological advancements that empower and enable people with disabilities.
•    Review the 4 Ways to Obtain Assistive Technology blog post.
•    Read these two success stories on how assessable technology helped them do their job.

The Ticket to Work program offers Social Security disability beneficiaries choices in getting the services and support they need to find work and reach their career goals. To learn how the program can help you, contact the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY). Representatives are standing by Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM ET.

*Image above is unchanged via worldusabilityday.org.