There are certain things today that we take for granted — like the fact that a blind person can (and should) have independent access to their banking. Having control over your own funds, potentially one of the most important aspects of living an independent life, wasn’t a given for blind folks until the ’90s, when attorneys representing the disabled prevailed in a tireless process of education and negotiation to ensure that ATMs would work for the blind.
Today, there are still strides to be made. The web is always evolving, and often when a change is made, a site is redesigned, or an app is updated, access for the disabled is not part of the conversation. With most large national banks now complying with accessibility law, the Bay Area-based Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) is turning its attention to Credit Unions. DRA is interested in learning about screen reader users’ experiences in selecting and joining, and using a credit union.
DRA seeks adult plaintiffs who live, work or attend school in San Francisco or San Mateo Counties. You must be a screen reader user and have interest in locating, joining, or switching credit unions. You may not be a member of more than two credit unions already. If you meet these conditions, please contact Meredith Weaver at DRA by phone (510) 665-8644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.