Georgia Power adds suite of accessibility tools to

     Georgia Power adds suite of accessibility tools to

Website upgrade to make navigating online environment easier for customers
with disabilities

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, May 20, 2013

ATLANTA, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Georgia Power announced today that it
has upgraded its website ( to feature a suite of
accessibility tools, including an assistive technology-enabled gateway that
allows customers with disabilities to navigate the website more easily.
Through this gateway, customers who have trouble typing, moving a mouse or
reading a screen can download free software to help them better navigate
Georgia Power's online environment.

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The upgrades to the website were made possible through Georgia Power's
involvement in an international coalition led by eSSENTIAL Accessibility™. The
coalition of businesses was developed to help diverse companies engage with
and better serve the disability community, as well as connect and assist
companies that are actively working to reach those with disabilities.

"We are a diversity-minded company dedicated to serving all of our
communities," said Moanica Caston, vice president of diversity and inclusion
for Georgia Power. "Our participation in this coalition is one of the newest
ways we're engaging with our customers, underscoring our commitment to meeting
their needs."

Georgia Power, as part of the company's continued dedication to diversity as a
core value, also worked with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to develop a custom brand
channel to provide customers and business partners with information about the
company's diversity and inclusion strategies, inclusive hiring efforts,
supplier diversity programs, special services, community partnerships and

"The disability marketplace consists of 57 million people in the U.S. and $270
billion in buying power. Brands that lead in this space are poised for
growth," added Simon Dermer, managing director of eSSENTIAL Accessibility. "We
look forward to helping Georgia Power discover new opportunities for engaging
with the people in this important marketplace."

Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the
nation's largest generators of electricity. The company is an investor-owned,
tax-paying utility with rates below the national average. Georgia Power serves
2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties.

SOURCE Georgia Power

Contact: Media: Georgia Power Media Relations, (404) 506-7676 or (800)
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