The primary mission: deliver web accessibility solutions to the Canadian market with the Lookit® Accessibility Solution and provide advocacy for persons with disabilities.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York City, New York
May 15, 2023
Lookit Design, headquartered in New York City, announces opening its Canadian division with offices in Ottawa and the Greater Toronto Area. Lookit Design’s mission is to make it easy and affordable for Canadians with disabilities to access websites by offering the Lookit® Accessibility Solution. Lookit Design has built a robust framework guiding our approach to digital design. By adhering to these guidelines, Lookit Design ensures that digital products are accessible to people with disabilities, allowing them to navigate and engage with digital content effortlessly. Blair Lancaster joins Lookit Design as the Director of Accessibility Solutions.
Lookit Design’s offices in Ottawa and the Greater Toronto Area will serve as a hub for fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among professionals, advocates, and organizations passionate about accessibility. The company aims to actively engage with the Canadian community through initiatives such as workshops, webinars, and partnerships with disability-focused organizations. By establishing a presence in Ontario, Lookit Design aims to further its efforts in championing accessibility and advocating for the rights of individuals with disabilities throughout Canada.
The company takes inspiration from the Accessibility Acts across Canada, building a vital framework that guides Lookit Design’s approach to digital design. By adhering to these guidelines, Lookit Design ensures that its websites, applications, and digital products are accessible to people with disabilities, allowing them to navigate and engage with digital content effortlessly. “Our focus is on designing websites with empathy, ensuring equal access to information and services for everyone,” said Graham Murray, President of Lookit Design
“We are thrilled to open offices in Ontario, Canada, and extend our commitment to accessibility and inclusivity to the local community,” said Blair Lancaster. “Our goal is to create digital experiences that empower individuals with disabilities, enabling them to fully participate in the digital world. Through collaboration and education, we believe we can make a significant impact in improving accessibility standards and raising awareness about the needs of this underserved community.”
“At Lookit Design, we believe that true innovation lies in creating digital experiences that touch hearts and transform lives,” expressed Blair Lancaster from Lookit Design. “Our accessibility initiative is not just about meeting compliance regulations and guidelines; it’s about understanding the unique needs of individuals with disabilities and designing with unwavering compassion and love. We want to ignite a movement that empowers everyone, regardless of their abilities, to connect, engage, and contribute meaningfully to the digital world.”
About Lookit Design: Creative Web Agency
Established in 2004, Lookit Design, a tradename of Zenova Corp., is a minority-owned LGBT Business Enterprise based in New York. Registered trademarks include Lookit® and QuikSite®.
From creating new websites to maintaining and growing existing ones, Lookit Design utilizes leading technologies and cloud computing to ensure scalability, security, and cost-effectiveness. They are optimizing sites for search engines, integrating with social media and email marketing, and providing seamless connections to other software services. Lookit Design offers holistic web design and development services, including branding, SEO, and social media marketing. With a strong focus on accessibility, they ensure that websites are designed and developed by accessibility standards, allowing individuals with disabilities to navigate and engage with digital content effortlessly.
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