North Florida Comcast employees recently attended the City of Jacksonville’s Annual Disability Expo to advocate for greater accessibility in the technology space. In its second year, this free event offered attendees educational workshops, insightful guest speakers and on-site registrations for government assistance programs.
Comcast representatives connected with more than 800 event attendees to check their eligibility for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and share information about Internet Essentials, the company’s signature digital equity offering that connects qualifying households to high-speed broadband service for an affordable price.
The booth also showcased the XRA Large Button Voice Remote, Xfinity’s signature accessibility remote control that allows users to navigate their entertainment offerings using voice commands. Members of the disabled community had the opportunity to learn how to order one of the specialized remotes for themselves through Comcast’s Accessibility Support Center. Additionally, the company sponsored lunches for more than 70 attendees.
“The expo was a great way to connect with the Jacksonville community and share my passion for increasing accessibility options,” Stefanie Bowden, Government and Regulatory Affairs Specialist for North Florida. “I was able to help attendees sign up for ACP and shared valuable accessibility resources with them.”
Comcast representatives are members of Comcast’s Young Professionals Network, Women’s Network and MyAbilities Network, three of the company’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that connect employees with shared backgrounds.
To learn more about Comcast’s focus on advancing accessibility, visit https://corporate.comcast.com/impact/accessibility.