NEC and the NEC Foundation of America
Company size: 115,840 employees (NEC)
Key product/service items: NEC offers information technology (IT) services, platform, carrier network, social infrastructure network solutions and personal solutions to business enterprises, communication service providers and government.
Accessibility website overview: The NEC Universal Design website outlines the company’s universal design policy, framework and process. NEC also provides descriptions of its line of accessible products as well as various universal design initiatives, objectives/achievements, and design organization partnerships.
Key statements on ICT product and services accessibility: NEC has promoted universal design (UD) across the NEC Group as part of realizing "an information society friendly to humans and the earth" of the Group Vision. In a society where IT and networks are becoming increasingly integrated, there is a growing need for devices, services and systems that are easy to use so that many different people can have greater access to information anytime, anywhere.
Key areas of accessibility work: In October 2007, NEC Corporation established an internal organization to help promote universal design friendly to humans and the earth making universal design a key priority throughout the entire NEC Group. NEC’s aim is to conduct product development that takes into account a more diverse array of customers for which the company registered a wide range of customers, including visually, hearing and mobility impaired as "Universal Design Monitors," to provide collaboration during product development. This universal design focused product development has lead to products such as accessible point-of-sale terminals and tablet-style panel computers.
NEC Corporation of America