Digital Inclusion Articles

It’s Important to Create Psychological Safety for Autistic Professionals

Creating psychological safety on your team can help neurodiverse professionals embrace their strengths and better navigate the workplace.

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DEIB: Who Is Impacted & Why It’s Important

While DEIB impacts all people, it seeks to empower BIPOC communities with equitable opportunities to thrive in the workplace—particularly important in light of recent racially-motivated crimes and centuries of historical underrepresentation.

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Why Accessible Video Games Matter

Accessible video games can contribute to overall quality of life and interpersonal relationships, as well as helping to combat social isolation for those living with all types of disabilities.

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Disability Advocacy Fable Podcast

The InclusionHub Podcast | Episode 9: ‘The Future Is Unwritten’

In this episode, Sam continues this important conversation by revisiting several core themes of the series, along with vital insights from past guests, to look ahead to what the future may hold for digital accessibility and inclusion, for all.

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Fable Blindness/Vision Impairment Events

Accessibility Event Spotlight: Sight Tech Global

Sight Tech Global is a free and accessible annual virtual conference addressing how emerging technologies can improve the lives of people with disabilities.

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Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy Salesforce

Blazing a Trail for Salesforce Administrators With Disabilities

A Salesforce admin for the nonprofit Benetech, Kathi Duffy utilizes the Trailhead program to enlarge her skillset and blaze a trail for other professionals that are d/Deaf or hard of hearing.

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Inclusion Industry Spotlight LGBTQIA+

Equity Through Actions: Point of Pride Amplifies Accessibility, Transparency, and Engagement

Nonprofit organization Point of Pride expands its services to the most vulnerable, ensuring access to life-saving health and wellness services.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Podcast

The InclusionHub Podcast | Episode 8: 'Necessary Evils'

In this episode of The InclusionHub Podcast, host Sam Proulx resets the table, so to speak, returning to several critical yet rarely articulated insights shared by guests of our inaugural drop, and re-evaluating where we are as a society in the collective quest toward true digital accessibility and inclusion, for all.

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Diversity DEI Industry Spotlight

‘Just the Beginning’: Shana Sumers Talks Black@INBOUND & Growing Inclusion Efforts at HubSpot

Shana Sumers is an engaging, inspiring force of empowerment and advocacy for safe spaces and intentional inclusion. As HubSpot’s Senior Manager, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Communities, Sumers has grown the Black@INBOUND community to new heights and aspires to launch other groups in the future.

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Disability Advocacy News DEAM

DEAM 2022: People With Disabilities Continue to Face Barriers to Employment

Globally, people with disabilities are disproportionately less likely to be in the workforce—a trend that has continued for decades. In response, public and private leaders are using Disability Employment Awareness Month to raise awareness and push for greater inclusion.

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Accessibility DEAM Salesforce

7 Tips to Make Your Virtual Meetings More Accessible & Inclusive

Implementing “access checks,” offering flexible video and audio options, limiting chat feature use, and investing in real-time captioning are just a few things you can do to make your virtual meetings more accessible and inclusive for professionals with disabilities.

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Hiring Disability Advocacy DEAM

Disability Employment Awareness Month Spotlight: Design Distributors

In celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month, InclusionHub highlights Design Distributors—a New York-based direct mail business prioritizing inclusive hiring and a welcoming work environment.

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Blindness/Vision Impairment Podcast

The InclusionHub Podcast | Episode 7: ‘A Family Affair (Part II)’

On this episode, The InclusionHub Podcast’s host Sam Proulx returns yet again to where it all began for him, personally: his dad, Rej. He picks up the extraordinary conversation from last episode exactly where it left off: discussing his father’s three-decade career at IBM, his bouts with discrimination along the way, digital accessibility and inclusion, the future, and much, much more.

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DEI Community Voice

Outlining Your DEIB Goals: Where Do You Start?

By using critically considered mission, vision, and value statements as a lens through which to authentically guide DEIB goals, organizations can generate meaningful cultural change within their teams.

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News DEAM Salesforce

InclusionHub Founding Partner Salesforce Interviews Academy Award Winner Troy Kotsur of ‘CODA’

Catherine Nichols, Vice President of the Office of Accessibility at Salesforce, recorded a wide-ranging interview with the decorated actor Troy Kotsur, an advocate for the d/Deaf community and the first Deaf man to win an Academy Award for acting for his role in the Oscar-winning film “CODA.”

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Inclusion Disability Advocacy DEAM

Department of Labor Equity Action Plan: Breaking Down Systemic Barriers Experienced by Disabled & Marginalized Workers

In recognition of Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Department of Labor released a comprehensive “Equity Action Plan” to support marginalized workers and improve employment conditions, including for people with disabilities.

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DEAM Blindness/Vision Impairment Podcast

The InclusionHub Podcast | Episode 6: ‘A Family Affair (Part I)’

We’re honored to bring this special conversation to you now, in October, which is recognized as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in the United States, and DEAM globally. Given the length of their chat, we decided to break up this episode into two parts, so look out for Part II’s release later this month.

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News DEAM Salesforce

Salesforce Trailblazer Receives Diversity & Inclusion Award

Blind Institute of Technology honors Sarah Mark, Sr. Program Manager of Workforce Development for People with Disabilities at Salesforce.

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Community Voice DEAM Salesforce

Day in the Life: Neurodivergent Professionals

Despite continued stigmatization and detrimental biases in work culture, neurodivergent professionals bring novel insights and problem-solving skills to teams and organizations that prioritize inclusion and accessibility.

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Disability Advocacy Podcast

The InclusionHub Podcast | Episode 5: ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’

In this extraordinary episode of The InclusionHub Podcast, we delve even deeper into its meaning and ongoing application in the fight for a fully accessible web. We’re honored, once again, to have truly incredible guests sharing their personal and collective experiences with us, toward this end.

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Accessibility News Salesforce

Building A More Accessible Dreamforce

InclusionHub founding partner Salesforce will host an accessibility track at Dreamforce 2022, the largest software conference in the world.