As we struggle for our right to survive in an increasingly inaccessible digital world, the following quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. comes to mind:
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
This quote is an excellent reminder that we all must speak up when it comes to advocating for the accessibility we need in order to participate in the world around us on terms of equality with our sighted peers. Equal accessibility will not happen automatically, and industry won’t pay attention if only a small portion of the entire blind community’s population advocates. We must all hold our weight to evangelize accessibility, to get the word out to the world that we are capable human beings deserving of equal consideration and reasonable accomodation in all areas of life.