Digital Inclusion Articles

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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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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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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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 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.

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Accessibility

Event Spotlight: WP Accessibility Day

WordPress Accessibility Day is a free virtual event promoting inclusive and accessible best practices for WordPress-based platforms.

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Inclusion DEI Accessibility Salesforce Blindness/Vision Impairment d/Deaf + Hearing Loss

Mistakes Companies Make When They Think They’re Being Inclusive & Accessible

Implementing generalized accessibility strategies, asking employees to declare their disability status, and expecting HR departments to always lead out on accessibility are a few ways organizations mistakenly approach inclusion and disability issues.

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DEI Accessibility Salesforce Events Allyship

Disability:IN 2023 Annual Conference Highlights the Importance of Inclusive Language

Disability:IN 2023 highlighted the importance of inclusive language, approaching disability with authenticity, respecting others’ language preferences, being a better ally, and experiencing solidarity with other professionals with disabilities.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Salesforce ADA

How to Create Accessible Workplaces for Employees With Mobility Impairments

To make workplaces more accessible for employees with mobility impairments, companies should eliminate physical barriers, adopt flexible work options, provide assistive technology, modify specific policies, and foster a more inclusive workplace culture.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Salesforce

How to Create an Accessible Workplace for d/Deaf Employees

Creating an accessible workplace for d/Deaf employees means conducting accessibility trainings, providing assistive technology, and using inclusive communication methods.

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Accessibility ADA

National Disability Independence Day: Celebrating Progress & Embracing Inclusion

National Disability Independence Day highlights the progress and the challenges in shaping a more inclusive future for individuals with disabilities.

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Inclusion Accessibility Disability Advocacy News Salesforce

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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Inclusion Accessibility Blindness/Vision Impairment

How to Create an Inclusive Workplace for Blind Employees

Establishing an inclusive workplace for blind and vision-impaired employees starts with organizational culture followed by the right accommodations and training.

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Accessibility Founding Partner Disability Advocacy News Salesforce

Workforce Navigators: a New Website for Professionals With Disabilities

A champion of greater inclusion and accessibility in tech, Salesforce rolls out a new website dedicated to its Workforce Navigators program for professionals with disabilities.

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Diversity Inclusion DEI Accessibility Founding Partner Salesforce Allyship

How Does Accessibility Fit in With DEI?

DEI and accessibility are both motivated by a desire for greater equality in the workplace and marketplace. Advocating for one should include championing the other.

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Accessibility Founding Partner Disability Advocacy Salesforce Neurodiversity

Autistic Pride Day 2023: Neurodivergent Professionals & the Importance of Self-Advocacy

By fostering inclusive and accessible team cultures, managers can encourage autistic professionals to feel comfortable self-advocating for the workplace accommodations they need to thrive.

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Inclusion Hiring Accessibility Disability Advocacy Salesforce

Tips for Supporting d/Deaf Employees & ASL Signers

By providing captioning, asking employees for accommodations they need, offering assistive technology, and speaking up for d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees, you can make your workplace much more accessible and inclusive.

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Inclusion Accessibility Founding Partner News Salesforce

Salesforce Focuses on More Than Shareholders in ‘FY23 Stakeholder Impact Report’

Salesforce’s “FY23 Stakeholder Impact Report” demonstrates how its equality initiatives are transforming its ecosystem and work with clients, customers, and team members.

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Diversity Inclusion Accessibility Salesforce

Developing Inclusive Return-to-Office or Work-From-Home Policies

It is morally imperative that companies adopt inclusive return-to-work and work-from-home policies, including physically accessible workspaces and technologies, flexible work options, and awareness training.

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Inclusion Accessibility Salesforce Neurodiversity

What Is Neurodivergent Masking & Why Do Professionals Do It?

Neurodivergent professionals engage in masking as a coping mechanism used to conceal aspects of their neurodivergent traits and fit in with workplace norms.