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Sharp Corporation

Company size: 53,999 employees

Key product/service items: Sharp manufactures and retails electronic telecommunications, electrical and electronic equipment. The company makes LCDs, flash memory, integrated circuits, and laser diodes used in optical data drives. Sharp also manufactures PCs, printers, and cell phones; consumer audio and video products, such as Blu-Ray disc players and LCD TVs; and a variety of appliances, such as air cleaning systems and steam ovens.

Accessibility website overview: The website highlights Sharp’s commitment to accessibility by highlighting Section 508 Policy Statements. There is no special category or description on their products page that would explain the accessibility of each item.

Key statements on ICT product and services accessibility: In keeping with the Sharp corporate credo, the company has a variety of document imaging products that are compliant with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Sharp is also striving to make all of its products, software and documentation more accessible by applying the principles and guidance of Section 508. Consistent with Sharp's corporate heritage of innovation, Sharp believes Section 508 represents an opportunity to design and manufacture products that are more versatile, functional and user-friendly.

Key areas of accessibility work: Section 508 requires that "Electronic and Information Technology" (EIT) products, procured or used by government agencies, allow access to Federal employees and members of the public with disabilities that is comparable to the access available to non-disabled individuals. Sharp is helping government purchasers of EIT products meet their obligation by making available products that use the latest technologies and that are reliable, easy to use and Section 508 compliant.

Company accessibility website: http://www.sharpusa.com/AboutSharp/CompanyProfile/AccessibilitySection508.aspx
Contact information:
Sharp Corporation 22 22
Nagaike-cho Abeno-ku
Osaka 545 8522, Japan
Tel: +81-6-66211221
Contact form: http://www.sharpusa.com/CustomerSupport/ContactUs/ContactUsProductSupport.aspx