From humble beginnings with one man producing one product on a table in his apartment to the current status as the world's largest manufacturer of consumer electronics, the Panasonic Group of Companies continues to be inspired and led by the business philosophy of Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic Corporation, parent company of Panasonic North America.
Paramount in this philosophy is the understanding that the Customer comes first, and that a company is indebted to society for its existence. Based on these principles, we* strive to contribute to the community and to continue to develop products and services that meet the needs of all of our customers, including those with disabilities.
Panasonic products have had accessibility features for many years, such as high quality audio, volume control, and easy to use controls. We strongly believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of our products. To achieve this goal, we endeavor to continuously improve the accessibility of Panasonic products by employing Universal Design principles. 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 discernable, including both audible and visual indicators, HAC (Hearing Aid Compatibility) and TTY compatibility, providing audible guidance, speakerphone features, and other key offerings.
*On this site, "Panasonic, "we", and "our" refers to Panasonic Corporation of North America and its subsidiaries and/or the products marketed by them.