Digital Inclusion Articles

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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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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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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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.

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Accessibility Founding Partner Salesforce

What Do We Mean by Accessibility, Inclusion & Belonging?

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.

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Founding Partner News Salesforce

Announcing the Launch of Salesforce’s Accessibility Site

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.

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Founding Partner Industry Spotlight Salesforce

The Ripple Effect of Like-Minded Partnerships

By partnering with organizations such as BIT and through Project Soar, we have the honor of seeing the ripple effect that passion for a community and cause can have.

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Inclusion Disability Advocacy DEAM Salesforce

Oriana Di Stefano: Respecting a Coworker’s Disability & Going Beyond Compliance

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.

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Founding Partner Disability Advocacy DEAM Salesforce

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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Founding Partner Disability Advocacy DEAM Salesforce

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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Inclusion Accessibility Founding Partner DEAM Salesforce

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.