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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InclusionHub Founding Partner Salesforce Earns Spot on 2022 ‘Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion’
For the fourth consecutive year, Salesforce has been recognized among the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.”
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.
Making your websites more accessible, hiring processes more inclusive, and remote work options more plentiful are just a few straightforward ways you can create an inclusive and belonging work culture.
By providing support, greater accessibility, and accommodations for professionals with temporary or permanent disabilities and fostering inclusive work cultures, employers can help their organizations and employees’ families thrive.
By implementing competency-based hiring practices, equitable language in job description postings, “access checks” during virtual interviews, and asking job candidates to include accommodation needs, organizations can become more inclusive.
Leading CRM platform Salesforce spotlights its role as a founding partner of InclusionHub in its 2022 Stakeholder Impact Report, stressing the importance of digital inclusion and accessibility to its mission.
Members from the Office of Accessibility at Salesforce discuss both the challenges and benefits of attending an in-person conference such as CSUN 2022.
Salesforce is responding to the climate change crisis and rising inequality by launching #TeamEarth and becoming a founding partner of InclusionHub, aligning its sustainability and accessibility goals with those outlined by the UN Sustainable Development agenda.
While blind or visually impaired professionals still encounter inaccessibility and exclusionary hiring practices, some companies are adopting more inclusive protocols including remote work options and other accommodations.
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.
The Blind Institute of Technology and Salesforce are teaming up with Computers for the Blind to address the “digital divide” and employment gap between the disability community and businesses across the world.
Accessibility, also referred to as a11y, is about ensuring systems are designed so everyone can fully participate in public or professional life, while inclusion means everyone has the resources and opportunities they need to realize that. Belonging goes one step further, fostering a culture where everyone feels accepted and supported.
Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced the launch of its public-facing accessibility website, which details Salesforce’s work internally and with the broader community to achieve full equality for people with disabilities.
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.
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.
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.
How to Improve the Hiring Process & Create a More Inclusive Workplace, According to an Accessibility Support Engineer
Darrell Hilliker, an accessibility support engineer at Salesforce, talks about his experience with the hiring process as someone with a disability and how corporations can be more inclusive.