Digital Inclusion Articles

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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It’s Important to Create Psychological Safety for Autistic Professionals

Creating psychological safety on your team can help neurodiverse professionals embrace their strengths and better navigate the workplace.

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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 DEAM Salesforce

7 Tips to Make Your Virtual Meetings More Accessible & Inclusive

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.

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News DEAM Salesforce

InclusionHub Founding Partner Salesforce Interviews Academy Award Winner Troy Kotsur of ‘CODA’

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.”

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News DEAM Salesforce

Salesforce Trailblazer Receives Diversity & Inclusion Award

Blind Institute of Technology honors Sarah Mark, Sr. Program Manager of Workforce Development for People with Disabilities at Salesforce.

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Community Voice DEAM Salesforce

Day in the Life: Neurodivergent Professionals

Despite continued stigmatization and detrimental biases in work culture, neurodivergent professionals bring novel insights and problem-solving skills to teams and organizations that prioritize inclusion and accessibility.

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Accessibility News Salesforce

Building A More Accessible Dreamforce

InclusionHub founding partner Salesforce will host an accessibility track at Dreamforce 2022, the largest software conference in the world.

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Hiring Disability Advocacy Salesforce

The Importance of Disability Representation in Leadership

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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Founding Partner Disability Advocacy Salesforce

Why Companies Should Hire More People with Disabilities

The unemployment rate for working-age persons with disabilities is at least twice that of those without disabilities. Let’s fix that.

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Salesforce

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.”

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Founding Partner Disability Advocacy Salesforce

What's Ahead in Accessibility & the Workplace?

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.

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Inclusion Accessibility Founding Partner Salesforce

Creating an Inclusive & Belonging Work Culture

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.

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Founding Partner Community Voice Salesforce

How Families With Disabilities Benefit From Supportive Employers

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.

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Hiring Founding Partner Salesforce

An Inclusive Interview Process: Focusing on Your Abilities

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.

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Accessibility Founding Partner News Salesforce

Salesforce Highlights InclusionHub Partnership in Stakeholder Impact Report

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.

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Inclusion Accessibility Founding Partner Salesforce

The Challenges & Successes of In-Person Conferences for Employees With Disabilities

Members from the Office of Accessibility at Salesforce discuss both the challenges and benefits of attending an in-person conference such as CSUN 2022.

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Founding Partner Salesforce

Salesforce Advances UN Sustainable Development Goals Through Accessibility, Inclusion & Belonging

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.

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Founding Partner Salesforce Blindness/Vision Impairment

Day in the Life: Blind or Visually Impaired Professionals

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.

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Inclusion Founding Partner Disability Advocacy Salesforce

The Benefits of Remote Work for People With Disabilities

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.

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Accessibility Founding Partner Salesforce

Blind Institute of Technology Partners With Salesforce to Bridge the Digital Divide

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.