Real People, Real Stories

We are all working towards the same goal: accessibility for all. We understand the challenges that come with providing accessible digital content and the time and effort our clients put into this goal. Our dedication is grounded in the knowledge that we are enabling organizations to help real people to live better lives.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed to ensure that a person with a disability is empowered to live as fulfilling and independent a life as possible. No one would expect a person with a disability to be barred from buying groceries, reading the news, or going to the bank. Yet, when the websites that offer these functions are inaccessible, that is exactly what is happening.

We at TPG aim to change the notion that digital accessibility is a “nice to have.” We want to support every organization in prioritizing accessibility even when resources or time get tight.

Our new content series, “Real People, Real Stories,” shares personal vignettes from individuals on why digital accessibility is so much more than a “nice to have” for them. These people are why we do what we do, and will continue to work tirelessly to partner with organizations to improve the future of digital accessibility.

Real stories on COVID-19 and its impact on the disability community

Real Story: Blog post on Isabel Holdsworth, Accessibility Engineer at The Paciello Group

Learn about how COVID-19 has created daily struggles for Isabel that could be life-threatening. Read her story.

Real Story: Blog post on Peter Bossley, leader of the Digital Accessibility compliance program at Ohio State.

COVID-19 isn’t easy for anyone, but learn how an individual with low-vision has been successfully coping. Read his story.

Real Story: Blog post on an anonymous employee of The Paciello Group

Learn about an individual with anxiety is coping with COVID-19. Read their story.

Real Story: Podcast with Tony DePalma, Director of Public Policy for Disability Rights Florida

Tony, Mark Miller, and Marissa Sapega discuss the many challenges that individuals with disabilities are facing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Listen to the podcast

Real Story: Blog post on Rebecca Bridges, Project Manager at The Paciello Group

Learn about how COVID-19 has affected Rebecca and her family. Listen to the podcast

Real Story: Podcast with Karen McCall

Karen explains the problems she has had to overcome as a person with a disability during a global pandemic. Listen to the podcast.

If you’re interested in sharing your own story for our “Real People, Real Stories” series, tweet at us at @paciellogroup.