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.
Founded in 2018 in Toronto, Fable helps organizations build inclusive products by transforming their approach to accessibility testing, research, and training.
Fable is the trusted partner of many major organizations to improve their accessibility, including Walmart, Slack, and Shopify. Fable Engage enables companies to connect to people with disabilities remotely and on-demand to accelerate user research, design, and development. Fable Upskill provides custom accessibility training to organizations through videos that are based on their tools and products and the roles on their team.
Fable’s accessibility testing community consists of people with disabilities who use assistive technology. Fable’s testers are compensated with competitive, tech-industry wages.
Emphasizing the need to “shift left” for inclusive product design is central to Fable’s mission to improve accessibility at scale. When this does not occur, accessibility issues tend to be discovered late in the development process or after release to the consumer market, and retroactive fixes are made in haste. Proactive, inclusive design benefits not only people with disabilities, but elevates user experience for all.
“Every organization should be building inclusive products,” says Alwar Pillai, Fable’s Co-Founder and CEO. “We’re excited to be a founding partner of InclusionHub, which will further enable organizations to find the accessibility and inclusion resources that they need.”
The addition of Fable caps a tremendous year for InclusionHub, which announced a founding partnership with the industry-leading customer relationship manager platform Salesforce in August. That brings the number of founding partners involved with InclusionHub to four—including Be My Eyes, an app that connects blind and low-vision users with sighted volunteers, and Morey Creative Studios, a digital marketing agency that launched InclusionHub in 2020.
InclusionHub features crowd-sourced ratings and reviews from a global audience of digital accessibility experts and practitioners, and provides an unbiased, transparent and searchable database of companies that specialize in all aspects of digital inclusion.
“We couldn’t be more excited about Fable officially coming on as an InclusionHub founding partner. In addition to being mission-aligned, Fable is a partner that has so much value to bring to our ecosystem,” says Jon Sasala, President of Morey Creative Studios. “The services they provide with assistive tech user testing and accessibility training are crucial for businesses trying to be more inclusive—the exact audience InclusionHub aims to help. This partnership will be so beneficial for everyone involved, especially our community members.”
To learn more about our Founding Partners and efforts to improve web accessibility, visit InclusionHub.com.