The Viscardi Center
Our Commitment To Digital Accessibility Started Right Here
At The Viscardi Center
From the first moment our founder, Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr., opened our doors he was committed to making the world more inclusive. His innovative, groundbreaking work, which became a model for the world, centered on creating employment and education opportunities for children, adults and veterans with disabilities. Over 70 years later, we continue his mission. As technology has evolved and plays an ever-growing role in our daily lives Viscardi has been at the forefront of ensuring people with disabilities have equal access to digital content and environments. Learn more about The Viscardi Center’s deep history.
Identifying a Need for Accessibility
The advent of the Internet and the technology boom has demonstrated that a lack of accessible technology puts people with disabilities at an unfair disadvantage in school, the workplace and their communities. The Viscardi Center’s Digital Accessibility Services were born from the necessity to convert paper worksheets to accessible PDF documents for students with visual and mobility disabilities attending Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center.
Seeing firsthand how this effort positively impacted their academic performance and ability to work independently, we recognized a broader need for document accessibility. We also began to hear from many within the disability community that they were unable to use websites for online shopping, read digital documents with screen readers, or access captioning on videos. As an advocate for all people with disabilities, we made the decision in 2016 to utilize our knowledge and expertise to blaze a trail in the digital accessibility marketplace.
Meeting the Access Need
Offering a full suite of Digital Accessibility Services aligns with The Viscardi Center’s vision to accelerate a more accessible, inclusive world for all people. Innovation is core to our mission.
We’re committed to helping you meet evolving industry standards and making sure customers, students, employees and stakeholders with disabilities get the most out of your digital media. Our highly experienced accessibility team ensures Section 508, and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance using WCAG 2.1 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) standards, with fast turnaround time, secure file transfers, and competitive pricing.
A Large & Growing Market
- 61 million Americans have a disability
- 83% of people with a disability acquired it through an illness, accident or natural aging
- 12 million people, over the age of 40, have a vision impairment*
- 11.5 million Americans have a hearing impairment ranging from difficulty hearing conversations to total hearing loss**
- 39 million Americans have motor impairments***
- The disability community is the largest minority group and one anyone can join at any time
** U.S. Census Bureau – March 2022
*** According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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