Digital Inclusion Articles

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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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.

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How Disability Awareness & Acceptance Helped this Event Supervisor Be His Authentic Self in the Workplace

Justin Lacap, an event supervisor at Salesforce, discusses how he finally felt comfortable living with a speech and language disorder in the workplace for the first time in his career.

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Founding Partner Disability Advocacy News DEAM

Celebrating Disability Employment Awareness Month & Making It a Global Cause

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is observed annually to celebrate the vast contributions to America’s economy made by people with disabilities and to raise awareness about the employment issues they continue to face.

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Inclusion Accessibility Disability Advocacy

How the Americans With Disabilities Act Has Changed Communication for the d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

The Americans with Disabilities Act provides individuals who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing with auxiliary services that enable effective communication with the hearing population and provide equal opportunities to participate in and benefit from services.

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Disability Advocacy Guide

Day in the Life: Understanding the Experiences of People With Speech & Language Disorders

This guide outlines some of the daily challenges and experiences of people with speech and language disorders and how they overcome them.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Guide

Living With a Learning Disability: Challenges, Helpful Advice & Improvements

Living with a learning disability presents daily challenges, from understanding text or nonverbal social cues to accessing and utilizing websites for products and services. Understanding and addressing potential barriers to this community—in education, web design, and many other areas—is critical to helping improve inclusion and acceptance, for all.

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Inclusion Accessibility Disability Advocacy

Making Your Website More Accessible for People With Physical Disabilities

Adhering to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and recommendations from reputable design improvement resources can help ensure your website is accessible to people with physical disabilities.

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Inclusion Accessibility Disability Advocacy

How to Improve Web Accessibility & Digital Inclusion for Those With Mental Health Disabilities

To improve accessibility and digital inclusion for those with mental health disabilities, developers and businesses should incorporate Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), heightened sensitivity and awareness, and gentler tones into website designs and messaging. This comprehensive guide provides an overview of this significant community, along with common conditions, barriers, improvements, and much more.

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Inclusion Accessibility Disability Advocacy

The Major Obstacles to Digital Inclusion & Accessibility Faced by the d/Deaf Community

The d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities face myriad obstacles navigating the digital world, including lack of captions and interpretations, low-quality audio, and social media inaccessibility, among other barriers.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Guide

Get to Know the Learning Disability Community

This explainer outlines the scope and diversity of this expansive Learning Disability community and provides support and advocacy resources to help raise awareness, improve inclusivity, and increase acceptance.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Guide

Developing Digital Inclusion & Usability Strategies for People With Speech & Language Disorders

People with speech and language disorders often face barriers when navigating the internet and accessing websites. Implementing common sense strategies to improve digital inclusion and accessibility enhances the overall experience for all users, especially those with disabilities.

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Founding Partner Community Voice Disability Advocacy

Looks Can Be Deceiving: A Glimpse into the Personal World of a Professional Spoony

“The Spoon Theory” describes the experience of living with a chronic disease or illness, with “spoons” representing units of energy available to those people over the course of a day.

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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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Design Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Annie Jean-Baptiste: Advocating for Product Inclusion Through Every Development Phase

Annie Jean-Baptiste, head of product inclusion at Google, utilizes her platform to advocate for more equity in product development across industries.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Guide

Improving Accessibility & Digital Inclusion for Those With Physical Disabilities

Incorporating WCAG compliance and input from people with physical disabilities into website designs expands an organization’s reach while improving digital accessibility and inclusion for those otherwise facing significant barriers.

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Accessibility Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Lainey Feingold: Defending Civil Rights Through Collaboration

Lainey Feingold is a civil rights lawyer who specializes in making the digital world more accessible through Structured Negotiation. She has negotiated agreements with Major League Baseball, Walmart, Bank of America, and others.

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Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Alice Wong: Amplifying the Voices of Disabled People and Advocating for Visibility

Disabled activist, consultant, and media maker Alice Wong is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project and editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century.

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Inclusion Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Meryl Evans Is Leading the Charge to Caption the Internet

When it comes to providing descriptions of visual content, quality is key, says one of the leading proponents of improved captioning.

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Accessibility Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Jennison Asuncion: Promoting Digital Inclusion Through Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

Digital accessibility evangelist Jennison Asuncion promotes inclusive design and build of digital products and technology through his acclaimed initiatives, including Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Guide

Improving Digital Inclusion & Accessibility for Those With Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities must be taken into account during the digital design process to ensure digital inclusion and accessibility for the community. This comprehensive guide outlines common learning disabilities, associated difficulties, accessibility barriers and best practices, and more.