Accessibility in the digital age: Okanagan parent voices concern

Accessibility in the digital age: Okanagan parent voices concern
[ad_1] When School District 23 recently introduced a new app for parents to report their child’s absence from class, not everybody was able to fully use it.Derek Wilson is blind. The app the school district chose is inaccessible, he said.“I think that the school district, if they’re going to use public funds to provide a service, then as a parent, I have a right to expect to use that service, and the truth is that I can’t,” Wilson said.“And it’s impacting the safety of my children.” READ MORE: Remapping accessibility around the world Wilson uses a screen reader on his phone, which is software that converts text to speech.When he initially signed on to use the app, Wilson said he wasn’t surprised that it wasn’t fully accessible to him.“I deal with this every day, multiple...