Even Grounds Receives ‘Disability Awareness Award’ for Outstanding Services
Alexandria, Va., December 16, 2008 - Even Grounds, a leading provider of accessibility consulting and services, announced today that company has received Alexandria’s 2008 Disability Awareness Award for its efforts in helping local businesses meet the needs of people with disabilities.
Awarded jointly by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and the City of Alexandria’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities, the annual award was presented to Even Grounds for its “exceptional commitment to promoting awareness of the needs of persons with disabilities in the Alexandria community and beyond.” Among its contributions, Even Grounds has been active in helping local organizations create accessible websites.
“Even Grounds is honored to receive Alexandria’s 2008 Disability Awareness Award,” said Tom Babinszki, President of Even Grounds, who accepted the award Dec. 16 at the Alexandria Chamber’s December Networking Breakfast. “We are very pleased that Alexandria is highlighting the importance of using technology to expand the participation of people with disabilities in everyday business activities, as both employees and customers.”
Even Grounds provides consulting advice and solutions to make Web, software, and hardware products accessible to all people. The company has a strong government practice, helping agencies and their contractors comply with Section 508 regulations. Even Grounds also works with private businesses, education organizations, and people with disabilities to expand participation in the Internet and other information technologies.
Even Grounds’ customers include Dell, Ernst & Young, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Project Performance Corp., the Overbrook School for the Blind, and Zimbra Inc.
“We are committed to helping government and commercial organization achieve the highest standards in accessibility practices and solutions,” Babinszki said. “At Even Grounds, we believe that using accessible technologies to reach more customers, citizens and employees makes good business sense.”
About Even Grounds
Even Grounds provides consulting services and solutions that make technology accessible for people with disabilities. The company works with government agencies and corporations to evaluate products for accessibility and assist with the life-cycle development and implementation of solutions. The company also provides accessibility training and helps organizations comply with relevant laws and regulations. Even Grounds is located in Alexandria, Va.