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Accessibility

What Is The WCAG & How Does It Apply To You?

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) consist of a collection of accessibility protocols that must be followed to ensure the internet is open to everyone.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy

Understanding the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for Learning Disabilities

Following the WCAG for learning disabilities can make your content more accessible to the millions of individuals with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and other conditions

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy

Obstacles & Challenges People With Physical Disabilities Face in Digital Spaces

By designing digital platforms and websites with all users in mind, the internet can become an even more powerful tool for helping people with physical disabilities overcome obstacles and challenges.

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Founding Partner News

Announcing the Launch of Salesforce’s Accessibility Site

Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced the launch of its public-facing accessibility website, which details Salesforce’s work internally and with the broader community to achieve full equality for people with disabilities.

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Inclusion Founding Partner Industry Spotlight

The Ripple Effect of Like-Minded Partnerships

By partnering with organizations such as BIT and through Project Soar, we have the honor of seeing the ripple effect that passion for a community and cause can have.

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Inclusion Disability Advocacy DEAM

Oriana Di Stefano: Respecting a Coworker’s Disability & Going Beyond Compliance

To truly embrace inclusivity and accessibility, organizations need to foster team cultures that go beyond compliance—by respecting the disability status of coworkers and treating them as individuals and equals.

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Founding Partner Disability Advocacy DEAM

Leveraging Understanding to Build a More Inclusive Workplace

Thomas Frantz, Senior Manager of Accessibility Partnerships and PR at Salesforce, and Sebastiaan de Man, Principal SE Service Cloud EMEA at Salesforce, discuss their experiences working with ADHD.

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Founding Partner Disability Advocacy DEAM

Awareness Is A Building Block Of Actual Change

Blindness Awareness Month is an opportunity for companies to transform their culture and serve the needs of customers and employees with disabilities.

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Founding Partner Disability Advocacy DEAM

How Disability Awareness & Acceptance Helped this Event Supervisor Be His Authentic Self in the Workplace

Justin Lacap, an event supervisor at Salesforce, discusses how he finally felt comfortable living with a speech and language disorder in the workplace for the first time in his career.

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Inclusion Accessibility Founding Partner DEAM

How to Improve the Hiring Process & Create a More Inclusive Workplace, According to an Accessibility Support Engineer

Darrell Hilliker, an accessibility support engineer at Salesforce, talks about his experience with the hiring process as someone with a disability and how corporations can be more inclusive.

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Founding Partner Disability Advocacy News DEAM

Celebrating Disability Employment Awareness Month & Making It a Global Cause

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is observed annually to celebrate the vast contributions to America’s economy made by people with disabilities and to raise awareness about the employment issues they continue to face.

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Inclusion Accessibility Disability Advocacy

How the Americans With Disabilities Act Has Changed Communication for the d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

The Americans with Disabilities Act provides individuals who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing with auxiliary services that enable effective communication with the hearing population and provide equal opportunities to participate in and benefit from services.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Guide

Improving Digital Inclusion & Accessibility for Those With Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities must be taken into account during the digital design process to ensure digital inclusion and accessibility for the community. This comprehensive guide outlines common learning disabilities, associated difficulties, accessibility barriers and best practices, and more.

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Disability Advocacy Guide

Day in the Life: Understanding the Experiences of People With Speech & Language Disorders

This guide outlines some of the daily challenges and experiences of people with speech and language disorders and how they overcome them.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Guide

Living With a Learning Disability: Challenges, Helpful Advice & Improvements

Living with a learning disability presents daily challenges, from understanding text or nonverbal social cues to accessing and utilizing websites for products and services. Understanding and addressing potential barriers to this community—in education, web design, and many other areas—is critical to helping improve inclusion and acceptance, for all.

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Inclusion Accessibility Disability Advocacy

Making Your Website More Accessible for People With Physical Disabilities

Adhering to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and recommendations from reputable design improvement resources can help ensure your website is accessible to people with physical disabilities.

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Inclusion Accessibility Disability Advocacy

How to Improve Web Accessibility & Digital Inclusion for Those With Mental Health Disabilities

To improve accessibility and digital inclusion for those with mental health disabilities, developers and businesses should incorporate Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), heightened sensitivity and awareness, and gentler tones into website designs and messaging. This comprehensive guide provides an overview of this significant community, along with common conditions, barriers, improvements, and much more.

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Inclusion Accessibility Disability Advocacy

The Major Obstacles to Digital Inclusion & Accessibility Faced by the d/Deaf Community

The d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities face myriad obstacles navigating the digital world, including lack of captions and interpretations, low-quality audio, and social media inaccessibility, among other barriers.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Guide

Get to Know the Learning Disability Community

This explainer outlines the scope and diversity of this expansive Learning Disability community and provides support and advocacy resources to help raise awareness, improve inclusivity, and increase acceptance.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Guide

Developing Digital Inclusion & Usability Strategies for People With Speech & Language Disorders

People with speech and language disorders often face barriers when navigating the internet and accessing websites. Implementing common sense strategies to improve digital inclusion and accessibility enhances the overall experience for all users, especially those with disabilities.

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Founding Partner News

Salesforce Signs On as Founding Partner of InclusionHub, a Comprehensive Digital Accessibility Resource & Database

Salesforce has joined InclusionHub as a founding partner, underlining the increasingly important role the digital accessibility resource and database plays as a tool for educating and informing those who work to improve digital experiences.

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Founding Partner Community Voice Disability Advocacy

Looks Can Be Deceiving: A Glimpse into the Personal World of a Professional Spoony

“The Spoon Theory” describes the experience of living with a chronic disease or illness, with “spoons” representing units of energy available to those people over the course of a day.

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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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Design Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Annie Jean-Baptiste: Advocating for Product Inclusion Through Every Development Phase

Annie Jean-Baptiste, head of product inclusion at Google, utilizes her platform to advocate for more equity in product development across industries.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Guide

Improving Accessibility & Digital Inclusion for Those With Physical Disabilities

Incorporating WCAG compliance and input from people with physical disabilities into website designs expands an organization’s reach while improving digital accessibility and inclusion for those otherwise facing significant barriers.

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Accessibility Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Lainey Feingold: Defending Civil Rights Through Collaboration

Lainey Feingold is a civil rights lawyer who specializes in making the digital world more accessible through Structured Negotiation. She has negotiated agreements with Major League Baseball, Walmart, Bank of America, and others.

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DEI Industry Spotlight

Michael Berhane: Helping People of Color in Tech to Engage, Create & Get Hired

How an interview project evolved into an online information hub, recruiting platform, and podcast to improve diversity in the technology industry.

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Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Alice Wong: Amplifying the Voices of Disabled People and Advocating for Visibility

Disabled activist, consultant, and media maker Alice Wong is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project and editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century.

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DEI Community Voice

Lily Zheng: Transforming Company Culture the Right Way

DEI consultant, public speaker, and author Lily Zheng advises companies on new policies and protocols to achieve a more inclusive environment.

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Accessibility Founding Partner News

InclusionHub Founding Member Be My Eyes Receives 2021 Apple Design Award

Be My Eyes mobile app is recognized by Apple for its social impact to improve lives in a meaningful way, while also shining a light on crucial issues. 

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Inclusion Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Meryl Evans Is Leading the Charge to Caption the Internet

When it comes to providing descriptions of visual content, quality is key, says one of the leading proponents of improved captioning.

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Industry Spotlight

Toby Hervey: Blending Human Resources & Telehealth to Help Improve Workplace Culture

How a conversation with a good friend led Toby Hervey to establish Bravely, a mobile app helping people address workplace wellness issues.

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Accessibility Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Jennison Asuncion: Promoting Digital Inclusion Through Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

Digital accessibility evangelist Jennison Asuncion promotes inclusive design and build of digital products and technology through his acclaimed initiatives, including Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

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Inclusion DEI Accessibility Founding Partner

Why Should Businesses Care About Accessibility?

Accessibility and inclusion has a financial cost. But the return on investment makes investing in accessibility a must for businesses

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Accessibility Industry Spotlight

Thomas Logan: Advocating for Accessibility in Virtual/Augmented Reality

Thomas Logan provides best practices for virtual reality developers to make the programs more accessible for people with disabilities.

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Inclusion Design Accessibility

Designing Accessible IoT Experiences

While not every IoT product is designed with accessibility in mind, it has the potential to enable people with disabilities to communicate with and through technologies in ways that were previously unavailable

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Accessibility Guide

How to Improve Accessibility & Digital Inclusion for the Blind & Low-Vision Community

Considering the point of view of disabled users and implementing WCAG standards are among the most effective ways to help improve accessibility and digital inclusion for the blind and low-vision community.

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Founding Partner News

InclusionHub Founding Member Be My Eyes Earns Webby Nomination

InclusionHub founding member Be My Eyes (BME) has been nominated by the Webby Awards for its work helping blind and low-vision people lead more independent lives.

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DEI Industry Spotlight

Allison Esposito Medina: Supporting Women in Tech

Allison Esposito Medina is the founder and CEO of Tech Ladies, a worldwide community that connects 100,000 members through an online group, a free job board, and learning opportunities.

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Accessibility News

What the Winn-Dixie Ruling Means for Web Accessibility

An appeal court's narrow interpretation of the landmark ADA in the Winn-Dixie case has some disability advocates worried—but it's far from settled.

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Inclusion DEI Industry Spotlight

Lauren Stiller Rikleen: An Advocate for Safe Work Environments

Lauren Stiller Rikleen addresses mistreatments in the workplace and recommends solutions.

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Inclusion Accessibility Guide

How to Mitigate Accessibility & Digital Inclusion Obstacles for the d/Deaf Community

To mitigate accessibility and digital inclusion obstacles for the d/Deaf and hard of hearing, developers must conduct critical research to understand these ongoing hurdles. This guide outlines the many challenges facing this community, shares useful insights, and provides meaningful inclusion solutions.

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DEI SEO Industry Spotlight

How Safiya Umoja Noble Exposes Biases in Tech Platforms

Professor, author, and social scientist Safiya Umoja Noble uncovers algorithmic biases and explores how to remove them so as to create more ethical search platforms.

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Hiring Accessibility Industry Spotlight

Christopher Patnoe: Ensuring All Google Products & Services Are Accessible & Inclusive

As Google’s head of Accessibility Programs and Disability Inclusion, Christopher Patnoe is passionate about building technology products for people with disabilities, while also maintaining an inclusive hiring process and diverse workforce.

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Accessibility Industry Spotlight

Eric Eggert: An Accessibility Expert Inspiring Others

Eric Eggert is a web accessibility expert who eagerly shares his knowledge through his professional work, website, lectures, and social media channels to inspire others to learn more about the subject.

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DEI Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Shani Dhanda Combats Barriers on Multiple Fronts to Promote Inclusion Across Intersectionalities

After facing barriers to inclusion, Shani Dhanda set her sights on supporting the disabled, Asian, and female communities and all their intersectionalities.

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DEI Hiring Industry Spotlight

Milena Berry Gives Women the Power to Fly

Drawing from her own experiences, Berry hopes to help empower women and bring an end to gender discrimination in the workplace. 

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Founding Partner Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Will Butler of Be My Eyes Shares His Journey to Personal Acceptance

Be My Eyes VP of Community Will Butler talks inspiration, hope, and the power of communal healing via his free, crowd-sourced app that gives sight to the blind. 

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DEI Industry Spotlight

Sloop Brewing’s Mariquita Reese Is Taking On Craft Beer’s Diversity Problem

Mariquita Reese spearheaded Sloop’s Open Waters Internship Program, a D&I internship seeking to dismantle the barriers to entry that prevent women, POC, LGBTQ+ folks, and other marginalized communities from joining the brewing industry.

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Accessibility Industry Spotlight

How Marcy Sutton Is Making Accessibility A Fundamental Piece of the Web Development Puzzle

As a web developer for more than a decade, Marcy Sutton has made a name for herself by advocating for and teaching other programmers how to code with accessibility in mind.

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DEI Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Becky Kekula: Helping Organizations Achieve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Becky Kekula is passionate about changing the way society views persons with disabilities by helping corporations understand and embrace the power of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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Inclusion Accessibility Industry Spotlight

Dave Rupert: Making A11Y Cool, Friendly, and Better for Everyone

In his various projects, Dave Rupert, creator of the A11Y Project, has pushed to make accessibility a subject more web developers can understand and apply with ease.

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DEI Industry Spotlight

Arthur Woods Fights for Underrepresented Workers and Charts a Course for Workplace Inclusion

Arthur Woods is a serial entrepreneur specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). He co-founded Mathison, Imperative, Out in Tech, and Social Impact 360, each of which is socially-motivated to lead change.

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Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Irene Mbari-Kirika: Bringing Inclusion to Children With Disabilities in Africa

Irene Mbari-Kirika provides assistive computer technology to blind and low-vision students in Africa with her nonprofit organization, inABLE.

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DEI Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Vilissa Thompson, Creator of #DisabilityTooWhite, Brings An Intersectional Lens to Disability Advocacy

The hashtag #DisabilityTooWhite created by Vilissa Thompson brought the importance of intersectionality to the forefront of the disability rights conversation.

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Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Professional Opportunities & Chance Meetings Led Tiffany A. Yu to Overcome Cultural & Physical Disability Exclusion

How a student club, investment banking internship, and a stint working for Sean “Diddy” Combs guided Tiffany A. Yu toward her role as founder of Diversability.

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Accessibility Industry Spotlight

Joe Devon, GAAD Co-Founder, Encouraged by Progress on Digital Accessibility

Ever since his now-famous blog post calling for greater awareness around digital accessibility, Joe Devon, a developer by trade, has become a fixture in the ever-growing movement.

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Accessibility Community Voice

Alt Text - A Virtual Masterpiece

Alt text makes it possible for people who are blind or visually impaired to experience web-based images. If a user cannot understand and interact with a website’s visuals, they are denied the same experience as others.

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DEI Industry Spotlight

Inclusion Song: Jennifer Brown Works to Bring Corporations Into the Modern Arena

When Jennifer Brown’s career in music took an unexpected turn, she set out to find harmony in the workplace through diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

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Accessibility Industry Spotlight

Regine Gilbert Confronted a Lack of Inclusive Design in Her Industry & Paved a New Path

Regine Gilbert is an accessibility advocate, user experience (UX) designer, author, educator, and public speaker with 10 years in the technology arena.

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Volunteering Accessibility Founding Partner

How One Woman Used TikTok To Get 100,000 New Volunteers For An App That Helps Visually Impaired People

Be My Eyes volunteer Lana Le discusses how TikTok and social media at large can help invigorate a community and get people to volunteer.

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Accessibility SEO Community Voice

SEO and Web Accessibility: What You Need to Know

Beyond the obvious ethical reasons, there are solid digital marketing reasons why accessibility should be a top priority. Following accessibility guidelines can have a positive impact on search engine optimization and your organic search channel.

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Inclusion Accessibility

Why Should Businesses Care About Web Accessibility?

The business case for web accessibility can be broken down into four main categories: extending market share, innovation, enhancing your brand, and avoiding liability.

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DEI Hiring

DEI Hiring: How to Create Inclusive Job Descriptions

Finding the right candidate for the job starts with the right job description. The right job description is the one that’s written with inclusivity in mind.

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Design

Designing for User Error

Users will always make errors when interacting with technology, sometimes in surprising ways. But we can prevent slips and mistakes by considering the user experience carefully, simplifying where possible, and relying on accessible conventions.

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Volunteering

What You Need to Know About Virtual Volunteering

Virtual volunteering takes place online, providing unprecedented access to a wide range of opportunities without the confines of geography. We’ll tell you everything you know to start assisting remotely, including where to find the best opportunities for you. 

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DEI

What Is Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)?

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) encompasses the symbiotic relationship, philosophy and culture of acknowledging, embracing, supporting, and accepting those of all racial, sexual, gender, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, among other differentiators.