Digital Inclusion Articles

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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Accessibility Event Spotlight: #id24

Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) is a free, virtual conference celebrating knowledge, ideas, and collaboration to help create a more inclusive digital world.

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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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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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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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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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Accessibility Event Spotlight: ACCESS 2023

ACCESS 2023 is a free virtual conference focusing on digital accessibility and inclusion advocacy, innovations, best practices, and more—connecting thought leaders, experts, and professionals for networking, learning, and collaboration.

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The InclusionHub Podcast | Episode 13: Founding Partner Spotlight — Be My Eyes

In this episode of our Founding Partner Series, Morey Creative’s Jeffrey Howard talks inclusion, accessibility, community, and much more with Hans Jørgen Wiberg, founder of Be My Eyes.

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Disability Advocacy Blindness/Vision Impairment Events

Accessibility Event Spotlight: CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

This year’s CSUN Assistive Technology Conference features a new technology exhibition and live speaker sessions designed for researchers, practitioners, and educators sharing inclusive AT best practices.

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The InclusionHub Podcast | Episode 11: Founding Partner Spotlight — Fable

In this inaugural episode of our Founding Partner Series, Morey Creative’s Jeffrey Howard discusses accessibility, allyship, and much more, with Fable’s Alwar Pillai and Abid Virani.

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Disability Advocacy Salesforce Allyship

How Workplace Allyship Supports People With Invisible Disabilities

To ensure all employees have access to the tools and accommodations they need to succeed in the workplace, it is crucial organizations encourage them to advocate for their needs and foster a culture of allyship.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.