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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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Creating an accessible workplace for d/Deaf employees means conducting accessibility trainings, providing assistive technology, and using inclusive communication methods.
National Disability Independence Day highlights the progress and the challenges in shaping a more inclusive future for individuals with disabilities.
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.
Establishing an inclusive workplace for blind and vision-impaired employees starts with organizational culture followed by the right accommodations and training.
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.
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.
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.
Salesforce’s “FY23 Stakeholder Impact Report” demonstrates how its equality initiatives are transforming its ecosystem and work with clients, customers, and team members.
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.
Neurodivergent professionals engage in masking as a coping mechanism used to conceal aspects of their neurodivergent traits and fit in with workplace norms.