InclusionHub, an online resource directory dedicated to improving digital accessibility and inclusion, drops its inaugural episode of a new podcast series encompassing the disability rights movement and ongoing battle for true equality, for all.
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The series will take you through the journey of the disability rights struggle, help people understand the enormous impact of the landmark legislation, and hopefully inspire more people to join us in the pursuit of living in a world in which accessibility is the default for any new technology, software, or web-based platform.
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National Disability Independence Day, celebrated annually on July 26, commemorates passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. law prohibiting discrimination against those with disabilities.
InclusionHub Founding Partner Salesforce Earns Spot on 2022 ‘Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion’
For the fourth consecutive year, Salesforce has been recognized among the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.”
Since the rise of the American disability movement in the 1960s, significant progress has been made to remove accessibility barriers and discriminatory practices in the workplace—yet much, much more must be done to bridge the associated unemployment gap.
Making your websites more accessible, hiring processes more inclusive, and remote work options more plentiful are just a few straightforward ways you can create an inclusive and belonging work culture.
By providing support, greater accessibility, and accommodations for professionals with temporary or permanent disabilities and fostering inclusive work cultures, employers can help their organizations and employees’ families thrive.
By implementing competency-based hiring practices, equitable language in job description postings, “access checks” during virtual interviews, and asking job candidates to include accommodation needs, organizations can become more inclusive.
Leading CRM platform Salesforce spotlights its role as a founding partner of InclusionHub in its 2022 Stakeholder Impact Report, stressing the importance of digital inclusion and accessibility to its mission.
Members from the Office of Accessibility at Salesforce discuss both the challenges and benefits of attending an in-person conference such as CSUN 2022.
Salesforce is responding to the climate change crisis and rising inequality by launching #TeamEarth and becoming a founding partner of InclusionHub, aligning its sustainability and accessibility goals with those outlined by the UN Sustainable Development agenda.
While blind or visually impaired professionals still encounter inaccessibility and exclusionary hiring practices, some companies are adopting more inclusive protocols including remote work options and other accommodations.
All digital products and services must strive to be inclusive and accessible per the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). However, the mental health disability community requires more specialized protocols above and beyond those outlined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Remote work options clearly benefit everyone, but particularly so for people living with disabilities, since these remove transportation barriers, accommodate disability-friendly work environments, minimizes sensory overload, and provide greater accessibility.
The Blind Institute of Technology and Salesforce are teaming up with Computers for the Blind to address the “digital divide” and employment gap between the disability community and businesses across the world.
Accessibility, also referred to as a11y, is about ensuring systems are designed so everyone can fully participate in public or professional life, while inclusion means everyone has the resources and opportunities they need to realize that. Belonging goes one step further, fostering a culture where everyone feels accepted and supported.
Be My Eyes Featured in U.S. Senate Committee Testimony on Overcoming Barriers to Employment for People with Disabilities
In an address to the U.S. Senate, Microsoft's Jenny Lay-Flurrie discussed key action areas related to disability employment, and outlined the current challenges facing people with disabilities in the job market.
When crafting accessible and inclusive digital platforms for those living with mental health disabilities, avoid triggering images, words, and phrases, such as jumbled text, disorganized layouts, timed forms, illustrations depicting those in distress or despair, and others.
Following the WCAG guidelines can make your digital assets more accessible, especially for people with speech and language disorders.
InclusionHub, the leading accessibility and inclusive design resource hub committed to improving digital inclusion, is humbled to announce the addition of Fable Tech Labs Inc. (“Fable”) as a founding partner.