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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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The InclusionHub Podcast | Episode 4: ‘The Significance of the ADA’

In Episode 4 of The InclusionHub Podcast, you’ll not only hear from more luminaries about the origins of the ADA and its impact but how the law relates to the online world.

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The InclusionHub Podcast | Episode 3: 'The Capitol Crawl'

Today we hear at length from Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins—one of the most quintessential figures responsible for compelling the ADA’s enactment—a personal hero to Sam and countless others across the globe.

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Hiring Disability Advocacy Salesforce

The Importance of Disability Representation in Leadership

There’s a massive employment gap between disabled professionals and their non-disabled peers. Increasing disability representation in leadership demonstrates an organization’s commitment to accessibility and inclusion, ensures disabled viewpoints are included, and fosters a work culture of belonging.

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Disability Advocacy Podcast

The InclusionHub Podcast | Episode 2: 'Judith Heumann & the Rise of a Movement '

In this episode, we return to where it all began: the birth of the diverse, passionate, vibrant, and expansive disability rights movement.

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Founding Partner Disability Advocacy Salesforce

Why Companies Should Hire More People with Disabilities

The unemployment rate for working-age persons with disabilities is at least twice that of those without disabilities. Let’s fix that.

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Inclusion Accessibility Disability Advocacy News

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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Founding Partner Disability Advocacy Salesforce

What's Ahead in Accessibility & the Workplace?

Since the rise of the American disability movement in the 1960s, significant progress has been made to remove accessibility barriers and discriminatory practices in the workplace—yet much, much more must be done to bridge the associated unemployment gap.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Mental Health

Improving Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for Mental Health Disabilities

All digital products and services must strive to be inclusive and accessible per the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). However, the mental health disability community requires more specialized protocols above and beyond those outlined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

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Inclusion Founding Partner Disability Advocacy Salesforce

The Benefits of Remote Work for People With Disabilities

Remote work options clearly benefit everyone, but particularly so for people living with disabilities, since these remove transportation barriers, accommodate disability-friendly work environments, minimizes sensory overload, and provide greater accessibility.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Mental Health

How to Create Accessible & Inclusive Digital Platforms for Those With Mental Health Disabilities

When crafting accessible and inclusive digital platforms for those living with mental health disabilities, avoid triggering images, words, and phrases, such as jumbled text, disorganized layouts, timed forms, illustrations depicting those in distress or despair, and others.

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Inclusion Accessibility Disability Advocacy

How To Implement Inclusive Web Practices For People With Speech & Language Disorders

Following the WCAG guidelines can make your digital assets more accessible, especially for people with speech and language disorders.

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Inclusion Accessibility Disability Advocacy

Digital Platforms Provide Community for People with Physical Disabilities, If Websites Are Accessible

When designed with accessibility and inclusion in mind, websites and digital platforms play an essential role in removing barriers, helping people with physical disabilities establish community and support.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy

Improving The User Experience for People With Speech Difficulties

People with speech and language disorders can often feel excluded in situations where verbal communication is required, but implementing a few simple design elements can make your site more inclusive and accessible.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy

Obstacles & Opportunities: Challenges to Inclusion for the Learning Disability Community

Individuals with learning disabilities face widespread barriers to inclusion. Understanding these obstacles can help improve accessibility and change lives.

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Disability Advocacy Guide Mental Health

How to Create Awareness & Inclusivity for Those Living With Mental Health Disabilities

With stigma and shame often attached to hidden or invisible mental health disabilities, this explainer outlines types of disabilities, associated stigmas and stereotypes, and why mental health-driven addictions have led to increased drug overdoses and mortality rates.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy

Understanding the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for Learning Disabilities

Following the WCAG for learning disabilities can make your content more accessible to the millions of individuals with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and other conditions

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy

Obstacles & Challenges People With Physical Disabilities Face in Digital Spaces

By designing digital platforms and websites with all users in mind, the internet can become an even more powerful tool for helping people with physical disabilities overcome obstacles and challenges.

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Inclusion Disability Advocacy DEAM Salesforce

Oriana Di Stefano: Respecting a Coworker’s Disability & Going Beyond Compliance

To truly embrace inclusivity and accessibility, organizations need to foster team cultures that go beyond compliance—by respecting the disability status of coworkers and treating them as individuals and equals.

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Founding Partner Disability Advocacy DEAM Salesforce

Leveraging Understanding to Build a More Inclusive Workplace

Thomas Frantz, Senior Manager of Accessibility Partnerships and PR at Salesforce, and Sebastiaan de Man, Principal SE Service Cloud EMEA at Salesforce, discuss their experiences working with ADHD.

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Founding Partner Disability Advocacy DEAM Be My Eyes

Awareness Is A Building Block Of Actual Change

Blindness Awareness Month is an opportunity for companies to transform their culture and serve the needs of customers and employees with disabilities.