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.
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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.
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.
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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.
After becoming blind and struggling for years to find consistent employment, Strini Naidoo explains how Salesforce’s Trailblazer program has given his professional career a new life.
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 adopting a “shift left” approach to design and beginning with accessibility first, organizations can create digital experiences and professional processes that are both accessible to and inclusive of everybody, regardless of disability status.
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.
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.
Neurodivergent professionals engage in masking as a coping mechanism used to conceal aspects of their neurodivergent traits and fit in with workplace norms.
In this episode of our Founding Partner Series, Morey Creative’s Jeffrey Howard talks accessibility, inclusion, community, and much more with Catherine Nichols, Vice President of the Office of Accessibility at Salesforce.
To authentically advocate for greater diversity, equity, & inclusion (DEI) in your workplace, enlarge your social circles, request honest feedback, and find an accountability buddy you trust to help manifest your goals.
Salesforce Certified Administrator at the Blind Institute of Technology Alan Reuss shares how critical training changed his life after experiencing vision loss.
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.
Creating psychological safety on your team can help neurodiverse professionals embrace their strengths and better navigate the workplace.
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.
Implementing “access checks,” offering flexible video and audio options, limiting chat feature use, and investing in real-time captioning are just a few things you can do to make your virtual meetings more accessible and inclusive for professionals with disabilities.
Catherine Nichols, Vice President of the Office of Accessibility at Salesforce, recorded a wide-ranging interview with the decorated actor Troy Kotsur, an advocate for the d/Deaf community and the first Deaf man to win an Academy Award for acting for his role in the Oscar-winning film “CODA.”