[community] clarifying a rumour

Treviranus, Jutta jtreviranus at ocadu.ca
Tue Jul 25 16:48:47 UTC 2017


I wonder whether this is related to the Forrester research study by Microsoft: https://news.microsoft.com/2004/02/02/new-research-from-forrester-and-microsoft-shows-millions-of-aging-baby-boomers-can-benefit-from-accessible-technology/#Ovxd9LStwiGGyV7Y.97

Jutta


> On Jul 25, 2017, at 12:44 PM, David B Berman <berman at davidberman.com> wrote:
> 
> I'm going to ask someone I'm connected with at Amazon accessibility...
> 
> Interesting to know either way!
> 
> - David
> 
> On 24 July 2017 at 19:03, david.dyer.lawson at gmail.com <
> david.dyer.lawson at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Me too!!! But, is this an urban myth, as it were?
>> 
>> Sent from my Huawei Mobile
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>> Subject: Re: [community] clarifying a rumour
>> From: David Berman | 613-728-6777 <(613)%20728-6777>
>> To: Pina D'Intino ,"'John W (personal)'" ,'Inclusive Design Community'
>> CC:
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>> 
>> I'd love to see it too! Thank you in advance!
>> 
>> 
>> On 2017-07-24 12:41, Pina D'Intino wrote:
>>> IF anyone finds it, I'd love to see it too. Thanks much.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Pina D'Intino, MDes, PMP, CPACC
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>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: community [mailto:community-bounces at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca] On
>> Behalf Of
>>> John W (personal)
>>> Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 12:36 PM
>>> To: Inclusive Design Community
>>> Subject: [community] clarifying a rumour
>>> 
>>> Hi friends, I would like some help clarying a supposed incident at Amazon
>>> some years ago - the way I heard it, the company was concerned about the
>>> volume of complaints on their site(s) and when they did a deeper dive,
>> they
>>> found that some huge proportion (50%-plus) were issues resolvable by
>> taking
>>> action on accessibility. In other words, customer experience was
>>> dramatically enhanced and volume of complaints cut simply by moving to a
>>> higher level of inclusive design.
>>> 
>>> Can anyone point me to any published citation of this story? or clarify
>> it
>>> for me with any published evidence? Needn't be academic, I just want
>>> something tangible to refer to as evidence.
>>> 
>>> thanks!
>>> j
>>> 
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