Digital Inclusion Articles

Inclusive Design Is Central to Accessible Product Development

Salesforce’s vice president of product accessibility advocates for inclusive design and meaningful engagement of people with disabilities throughout the design process, rejecting the outdated practice of post-development usability studies.

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Integrating Accessibility Staff Into Your In-Person Events

Effective training in disability etiquette for accessibility volunteers and staff is crucial to avoiding ableist interactions, and ensures a positive experience for attendees with disabilities at in-person events.

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Salesforce’s 2024 Stakeholder Impact Report Highlights Accessibility Initiatives

Salesforce’s 2024 Stakeholder Impact Report showcases its 25-year legacy of advancing accessibility and inclusion through strategic partnerships, innovative training programs, and global initiatives—all aimed at empowering professionals with disabilities.

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Design Accessibility Founding Partner Salesforce Digital Accessibility

Integrating Accessibility Testing Into Salesforce's Trailhead Program

Continual improvements to Salesforce’s Trailhead program are informed by accessibility testing and ongoing feedback received from participants with disabilities.

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Diversity Inclusion DEI Hiring

How to Make Your Hiring Process Inclusive

Discover actionable strategies and learn how inclusive hiring practices shape organizational culture, attract talent, and fuel growth.

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DEI Accessibility Disability Advocacy Salesforce Allyship

The Importance of Microvalidations in the Workplace

Microvalidations counteract the corrosive effects of microaggressions in the workplace through small acts of affirmation and inclusion, supporting marginalized or stigmatized groups.

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Accessibility

The Role of Assistive Technology in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

Providing assistive technology to employees helps facilitate remote work, enhance digital accessibility, improve communication, and empower workers.

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Accessibility Founding Partner Disability Advocacy Salesforce Allyship

How Salesforce Is Making TrailblazerDX 2024 More Accessible

Salesforce is enhancing accessibility at TrailblazerDX 2024 by including a Disability Help Desk, a Quiet Zone, captioning in all keynotes and breakout sessions, sighted escorts, sign language interpreters, over 100 accessibility staff volunteers, and more.

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DEI

How to Design Bias-Free Review and Promotion Processes

Discover key strategies for creating bias-free review and promotion processes for a thriving, inclusive workplace culture.

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Inclusion DEI

Caring for Your Employees: Cultivating Compassion Amid Cultural Disruptions

Cultivating compassion amid cultural disruptions is crucial for employee well-being. Learn how to navigate disruptions, identify problems proactively, and create a more compassionate company culture.

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Inclusion Salesforce

Foster a Culture of Belonging & Inclusion in Your Remote Team

To create a remote team that embraces accessibility, inclusion, and belonging, you should adopt flexible work policies, implement ‘access checks,’ record all virtual meetings, use chat features judiciously, and recognize team members’ contributions.

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Inclusion DEI Accessibility Salesforce Allyship Digital Accessibility

How to Communicate Your Disability Inclusion Plan Internally & Externally

When communicating about your disability inclusion plan, ensure it's accessible for all, integrated into your regular meeting structure, uses marketing collateral to inform, and is discussed consistently and frequently among employees and external stakeholders.

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Accessibility Founding Partner Salesforce Allyship

Supporting Professionals & Families With Intellectual Disabilities

Providing better support for professionals with disabilities and their families centers around challenging stigmas, prioritizing flexible work options, facilitating disability awareness events, creating affinity groups, offering parental support, and encouraging mental health days.

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Supporting Working Parents: Creating Family-Friendly Policies and Flexible Work Arrangements

Effective family-friendly policies and work arrangements can go a long way to addressing the challenges faced by working parents in balancing family and career.

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DEI Accessibility Founding Partner Disability Advocacy Salesforce

How Salesforce Became a Champion for Accessibility & Inclusion

Through a combination of grassroots affinity groups and committed leadership, Salesforce has become a major advocate for greater accessibility and inclusion in the tech industry and wider professional world.

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Diversity Inclusion DEI

Breaking Gender Stereotypes: Encouraging Participation in Non-Traditional Roles

Breaking gender stereotypes in the workplace enables others to grow their careers in ways they see fit, challenges the gender wage gap, encourages work-life balance, and generates greater innovation and creativity on your team.

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Inclusion

Accommodating Religious Diversity in the Workplace: Fostering Inclusion & Cultural Understanding

Embracing religious diversity in the workplace fosters a more inclusive and harmonious culture for employees across an organization. 

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Inclusion Accessibility Events

Accessibility Event Spotlight: #a11yTO 2023

#a11yTO is an annual conference with workshops and in-person meet-ups to share information and strategies for improving digital accessibility.

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Inclusion Hiring Accessibility Salesforce Allyship

How to Recruit Professionals With Disabilities to Your Company (& Retain Them)

To better recruit and retain professionals with disabilities, you should embrace accessible hiring practices, adopt inclusive interviewing processes, prioritize disability leadership representation, implement digital inclusion, and create an inclusive and belonging culture.

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Inclusion LGBTQIA+

Creating an LGBTQ+ Inclusive Workplace: Nurturing Acceptance & Celebrating Diversity

Learn how to create an LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace that fosters acceptance and diversity一including insights on leadership, education, recruitment, and more.

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Inclusion Design Accessibility

AI-Generated Content & A11Y

With AI-generated content proliferating, adaptive marketers and writers must refine what is produced to ensure accessibility and WCAG compliance.