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The InclusionHub Podcast | Episode 1: ‘Accessibility By Default’

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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InclusionHub Launches Podcast Tackling Digital Inaccessibility & Non-Inclusion

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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Why Companies Should Hire More People with Disabilities

The unemployment rate for working-age persons with disabilities is at least twice that of those without disabilities. Let’s fix that.

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Inclusion Accessibility Disability Advocacy News

Celebrating National Disability Independence Day

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.

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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.”

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Founding Partner Disability Advocacy Salesforce

What's Ahead in Accessibility & the Workplace?

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.

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Inclusion Accessibility Founding Partner Salesforce

Creating an Inclusive & Belonging Work Culture

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.

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Founding Partner Community Voice Salesforce

How Families With Disabilities Benefit From Supportive Employers

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.

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Hiring Founding Partner Salesforce

An Inclusive Interview Process: Focusing on Your Abilities

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.

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Accessibility Founding Partner News Salesforce

Salesforce Highlights InclusionHub Partnership in Stakeholder Impact Report

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.

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Inclusion Accessibility Founding Partner Salesforce

The Challenges & Successes of In-Person Conferences for Employees With Disabilities

Members from the Office of Accessibility at Salesforce discuss both the challenges and benefits of attending an in-person conference such as CSUN 2022.

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Founding Partner Salesforce

Salesforce Advances UN Sustainable Development Goals Through Accessibility, Inclusion & Belonging

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.

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Founding Partner Salesforce Blindness/Vision Impairment

Day in the Life: Blind or Visually Impaired Professionals

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.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Mental Health

Improving Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for Mental Health Disabilities

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).

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Inclusion Founding Partner Disability Advocacy Salesforce

The Benefits of Remote Work for People With Disabilities

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.

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Accessibility Founding Partner Salesforce

Blind Institute of Technology Partners With Salesforce to Bridge the Digital Divide

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.

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Accessibility Founding Partner Salesforce

What Do We Mean by Accessibility, Inclusion & Belonging?

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.

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Founding Partner News Be My Eyes

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.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Mental Health

How to Create Accessible & Inclusive Digital Platforms for Those With Mental Health Disabilities

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.

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Inclusion Accessibility Disability Advocacy

How To Implement Inclusive Web Practices For People With Speech & Language Disorders

Following the WCAG guidelines can make your digital assets more accessible, especially for people with speech and language disorders.

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Founding Partner News Fable

Global Accessibility Leader Fable Joins InclusionHub as Founding Partner

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.