MSAA Partners with eSSENTIAL Accessibility

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is proud to announce a partnership with eSSENTIAL Accessibility, a comprehensive digital accessibility platform to assist in continuing MSAA’s commitment in providing informative and accessible resources to members of the multiple sclerosis (MS) community.

Many individuals have difficulty typing, moving a mouse, or reading due to a variety of conditions, including multiple sclerosis. eSSENTIAL Accessibility enhances the digital experience for MSAA’s audience through assistive technology and by supporting online communication efforts to follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Currently, the eSSENTIAL Accessibility tool is featured on MSAA’s website, mymsaa.org.

“Working with eSSENTIAL Accessibility is a great opportunity for MSAA to provide an even more comprehensive digital experience in accessing information for members of the MS community,” said Gina Ross Murdoch, MSAA President & CEO. “We strive to be on the forefront of technological advances and are pleased to partner with eSSENTIAL Accessibility as part of our commitment to digital accessibility.”

For further questions about this partnership, please contact Kaitlyn Gallagher, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator at (800) 532-7667, ext. 122 or via email at kgallagher@mymsaa.org.

About MSAA

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national nonprofit organization and leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA provides free programs and services, such as: a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning publications, including MSAA’s magazine, The Motivator; MSAA’s nationally recognized website, featuring award-winning educational videos and research updates; S.E.A.R.C.H.™ program to assist the MS community with learning about different treatment choices; a mobile phone app, My MS Manager™ (named one of the best multiple sclerosis iPhone & Android apps by Healthline.com); a resource database, My MS Resource Locator®; safety and mobility equipment distribution; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; educational programs held across the country; MRI funding; My MSAA Community, a peer-to-peer online support forum; a clinical trial search tool; and more. For additional information, please visit www.mymsaa.org or call (800) 532-7667.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. MS damages or destroys the protective covering (known as myelin) surrounding the nerves of the CNS, and can potentially injure the nerves as well. This damage causes reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways. Common MS symptoms include visual problems, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty with balance and coordination, depression and cognitive issues, and various levels of impaired mobility. The prevalence of multiple sclerosis is estimated at nearly one million people nationwide and most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 50. MS is not contagious and researchers continue to look for both a cause and a cure.

About eSSENTIAL Accessibility

eSSENTIAL Accessibility is a comprehensive digital Accessibility-as-a-Service platform helping organizations create inclusive web, mobile, and product experiences through software-based digital accessibility testing, evaluation and remediation. Organizations can then enhance the digital experience for people with disabilities, comply with regulatory and statutory accessibility standards, and project an inclusive and disability-friendly presence.

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