SYOSSET, NY - 08/03/21 - 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.
With more than 150,000 customers—including more than 80% of its fellow Fortune 500 members—and 36,000 employees, Salesforce is in a unique position to impact digital accessibility. As noted in the company’s 2021 Stakeholder Impact report, “Disability inclusion and accessibility are fundamental to our belief that businesses can be powerful platforms for social change and that our higher purpose is working toward Equality for All.”
In joining InclusionHub as a founding partner, Salesforce is supporting a first-of-its-kind digital accessibility resource and database designed to help businesses, organizations and institutions with a digital presence learn more about digital inclusion solutions.
Launched in December 2020, InclusionHub is built on 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 are privileged to be in a position where we can help create something with and for the community,” said Tom Frantz, Senior Manager of Accessibility Partnerships and Public Relations at Salesforce. “The role that InclusionHub plays as both a centralized resource, dedicated to the people who do this critical work, and a transparent platform to share truths is paramount. We’re excited to have the opportunity to ditch the corporate-heavy messaging and uphold the integrity of our community’s stories. We'll aim to help keep InclusionHub relevant by regarding it as a work-in-progress in collaboration with the community's evolving insight, feedback and needs. I truly believe in this initiative because the people behind InclusionHub are dedicated to the mission.”
As a founding partner, Salesforce will work closely with the InclusionHub team to provide content and expert insight for the InclusionHub audience, and provide strategic advice on the continued expansion of the initiative, alongside existing founding partners Be My Eyes, an accessibility app for the blind and low-vision community, and Morey Creative Studios, a New York-based digital marketing agency with a strong focus on digital accessibility.
“I'm delighted that Salesforce is joining us in supporting the critical work of improving the digital experience of millions of people through InclusionHub” said Will Butler, VP of Community at Be My Eyes. “With their support and collaboration, we are going to have a bigger impact than any one of us could have alone!”
“I cannot imagine a more perfect partner for InclusionHub,” said Jon Sasala, President of Morey Creative Studios. “The platform has been incredibly well received since launch, and is starting to deliver on its mission of helping accessibility practitioners to learn about the variety of solutions available to them. But everyone involved is also conscious of the fact that, while we’re focused on doing things the right way for the communities that InclusionHub serves, we’re not perfect and that we might make some mistakes along the way. In addition to their expertise and support, the team at Salesforce have already contributed to that sense of openness and authenticity on this project, and I am confident they will help to accelerate InclusionHub’s growth, which in turn will help us all to create a better, more inclusive web for everyone.”
To learn more about InclusionHub, including the upcoming “Certified Inclusive” initiative, visit inclusionhub.com. And for more information on the Founding Partner program, contact email@example.com.