Company size: 366,937 employees
Key product/service items: Panasonic is a manufacturer of electronic and electric products for a wide range of consumer, business and industrial uses. The company provides a range of products, from audiovisual and information communication equipment to home appliances and components.
Accessibility website overview: Panasonic outline its commitment to inclusion and universal design on the company’s accessibility website. The website also provides access to Section 508 standards, Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATS), and details descriptions of the accessibility features of Panasonic’s product line.
Key statements on ICT product and services accessibility: Panasonic takes its corporate responsibility to comply with FCC 255 and the ADA seriously. Panasonic is also seriously committed to helping the company’s government customers comply with their Section 508 requirements, and our business customers to comply with the ADA. Panasonic’s internationally recognized in-house expertise, relationships with leading consultants and advisory organizations, and direct input and product analysis by people with disabilities enable us to maintain a leadership position in mainstreaming accessibility.
Key areas of accessibility work: Panasonic products have had accessibility features for many years, such as high quality audio, volume control, and easy to use controls. Special emphasis is placed on telecommunications and other products that can aid in the employment and independence of people with disabilities. Time and attention is paid to logical control grouping and sizing, making controls tactilely discernible, including both audible and visual indicators, HAC (Hearing Aid Compatibility) and TTY compatibility, providing audible guidance, speakerphone features, and other key offerings.