Prezi needs to address Disability Access - It's the law

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I wanted to reply to a post by your rep Angelie regarding accessibility of Prezi for people with disabilities, in particular screen reader users. (I tried to log in via Facebook, but couldn't make that work). Angelie commented that screen reader programs do not work with Prezi and then offered no real solution or plan for addressing the problem.

You should know that, under Section 508 of the Rehab Act, it is illegal for any government (and most state) agency to use software that is not accessible. In theory, any university faculty member or public school teacher could be violating accessibility regulations by using Prezi. Now, obviously, many agencies and offices ignore that. But I would encourage Prezi to actively work on accessibility features rather than just ignore such a large and growing part of the population.

I would love to explore the use of Prezi by the trainers in my office - the trainers would love it and it would make a big splash with our audience. But many members of our audience have disabilities, and we have to set an example on disability access. So I will have to recommend against using Prezi for now.

Dr. Scott Standifer
Disability Policy & Studies
University of Missouri
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Hello Jamie, Gary and Stanley,

I'm afraid Prezi is still not ADA or accessibility compliant.

Best regards,