Accessibility is a problem, which the Federal government has not fully dealt with in terms of making technology accessible to employees and more importantly making technology accessible to the American public. Technology is both a problem and an answer. Accessibility is not just a good thing to do, it's the right thing to do. With more and more
countries adopting policies similiar to Section 508, making a product accessible is something that can enlarge the market and give a company far more customers. The population benefits at large, whether or not they have a disability.
Comment from Stanford Listening Session, June 17, 2011