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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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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Michael Berhane: Helping People of Color in Tech to Engage, Create & Get Hired

How an interview project evolved into an online information hub, recruiting platform, and podcast to improve diversity in the technology industry.

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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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Industry Spotlight

Toby Hervey: Blending Human Resources & Telehealth to Help Improve Workplace Culture

How a conversation with a good friend led Toby Hervey to establish Bravely, a mobile app helping people address workplace wellness issues.

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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 Industry Spotlight

Thomas Logan: Advocating for Accessibility in Virtual/Augmented Reality

Thomas Logan provides best practices for virtual reality developers to make the programs more accessible for people with disabilities.

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DEI Industry Spotlight

Allison Esposito Medina: Supporting Women in Tech

Allison Esposito Medina is the founder and CEO of Tech Ladies, a worldwide community that connects 100,000 members through an online group, a free job board, and learning opportunities.

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Inclusion DEI Industry Spotlight

Lauren Stiller Rikleen: An Advocate for Safe Work Environments

Lauren Stiller Rikleen addresses mistreatments in the workplace and recommends solutions.

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DEI SEO Industry Spotlight

How Safiya Umoja Noble Exposes Biases in Tech Platforms

Professor, author, and social scientist Safiya Umoja Noble uncovers algorithmic biases and explores how to remove them so as to create more ethical search platforms.

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Hiring Accessibility Industry Spotlight

Christopher Patnoe: Ensuring All Google Products & Services Are Accessible & Inclusive

As Google’s head of Accessibility Programs and Disability Inclusion, Christopher Patnoe is passionate about building technology products for people with disabilities, while also maintaining an inclusive hiring process and diverse workforce.

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Accessibility Industry Spotlight

Eric Eggert: An Accessibility Expert Inspiring Others

Eric Eggert is a web accessibility expert who eagerly shares his knowledge through his professional work, website, lectures, and social media channels to inspire others to learn more about the subject.

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DEI Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Shani Dhanda Combats Barriers on Multiple Fronts to Promote Inclusion Across Intersectionalities

After facing barriers to inclusion, Shani Dhanda set her sights on supporting the disabled, Asian, and female communities and all their intersectionalities.

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DEI Hiring Industry Spotlight

Milena Berry Gives Women the Power to Fly

Drawing from her own experiences, Berry hopes to help empower women and bring an end to gender discrimination in the workplace. 

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Founding Partner Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Will Butler of Be My Eyes Shares His Journey to Personal Acceptance

Be My Eyes VP of Community Will Butler talks inspiration, hope, and the power of communal healing via his free, crowd-sourced app that gives sight to the blind. 

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DEI Industry Spotlight

Sloop Brewing’s Mariquita Reese Is Taking On Craft Beer’s Diversity Problem

Mariquita Reese spearheaded Sloop’s Open Waters Internship Program, a D&I internship seeking to dismantle the barriers to entry that prevent women, POC, LGBTQ+ folks, and other marginalized communities from joining the brewing industry.

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Accessibility Industry Spotlight

How Marcy Sutton Is Making Accessibility A Fundamental Piece of the Web Development Puzzle

As a web developer for more than a decade, Marcy Sutton has made a name for herself by advocating for and teaching other programmers how to code with accessibility in mind.

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DEI Industry Spotlight Disability Advocacy

Becky Kekula: Helping Organizations Achieve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Becky Kekula is passionate about changing the way society views persons with disabilities by helping corporations understand and embrace the power of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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Inclusion Accessibility Industry Spotlight

Dave Rupert: Making A11Y Cool, Friendly, and Better for Everyone

In his various projects, Dave Rupert, creator of the A11Y Project, has pushed to make accessibility a subject more web developers can understand and apply with ease.

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DEI Industry Spotlight

Arthur Woods Fights for Underrepresented Workers and Charts a Course for Workplace Inclusion

Arthur Woods is a serial entrepreneur specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). He co-founded Mathison, Imperative, Out in Tech, and Social Impact 360, each of which is socially-motivated to lead change.