Digital Accessibility

You Can Do Virtually Anything: Digital accessibility is essential to the employment of people with disabilities

Virtually every aspect of employment in the 21st century relies on technology. We search for jobs and apply for them online. We use websites and mobile applications to determine our medical benefits, plan for retirement, train for jobs, apply for promotions and do our daily work. We mentor, grow [...]

2021-03-10T18:18:46+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Digital Accessibility, Global|

CEOs Asked to Pledge Disability Inclusion at Their Companies – AdWeek

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1990, it provided the first-ever federal equal rights protections for people with disabilities. That meant that a disability could no longer be used as an excuse not to hire an otherwise qualified employee; it also meant that workplaces [...]

Modernizing the Disability Equality Index – 2021 Updates

July 26, 2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This historic milestone is taking place during a global COVID-19 pandemic which has further exposed inequality in our society. The promise of the ADA and fight to end racial inequality and injustice [...]

Disability:IN & COVID-19

Disability:IN has compiled the following resources to support your disability inclusion work during COVID-19. COVID-19 Response: Industry-Specific Resources The coronavirus and COVID-19 crisis impact the disability community in ways that are both universal and unique; this is also true across industries. Here are industry-specific resources from peer-to-peer calls and [...]

2020-11-12T17:20:37+00:00June 4th, 2020|COVID-19, Digital Accessibility, Global|

Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020

At Disability:IN, we believe accessible technology is an essential aspect of diversity and inclusion and a lever for innovation. In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we are pleased to share accessibility-related resources and opportunities to learn. We welcome business professionals to join IN accessibility initiatives from [...]

‘I was told I could never work remotely’: Before coronavirus, workers with disabilities say they implored employers to allow them to work from home

As many businesses across the U.S. have cobbled together work-from-home programs to comply with COVID-19 social-distancing measures, some workers with disabilities wonder why they were told for so long that they couldn’t work remotely to accommodate their disability — and now hope that this moment could be a turning [...]

Intel’s Corporate Director of Accessibility, Amy Warner, joins as a new member of our Board of Directors

Disability:IN is thrilled to welcome Intel's Corporate Director of Accessibility, Amy Warner, as a new member of our Board of Directors. Disability:IN, a global non-profit that empowers businesses to achieve disability inclusion and equality, has named Amy Warner – Vice President and General Manager, IT Digital Business Solutions and [...]

Accessibility Spotlight – Hector Minto

The purpose of accessibility is to provide alternatives that allow people with disabilities to access the same information as individuals without disabilities. But employers should view accessibility as a productivity tool. Making accommodations for employees with disabilities is beneficial for the entire workforce. After all, research clearly shows businesses [...]

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