Corporate accessibility champions often have to convince their colleagues, team members, or executive leadership of the importance of digital accessibility to a diverse workforce. Other champions may have to advocate for including people with disabilities in an organization’s diversity commitment.
Here are some resources to assist in the advocacy that is necessary for a robust accessible technology procurement program.
- Business Case for Disability Inclusion: Getting To Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage a joint report from Accenture, Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities – Business Case for Disability Inclusion [PDF](External link).
- Business Case for Disability Inclusion: Hiring People with Disabilities is Good Business (New York Times Op Ed) – New York Times: “Hiring People With Disabilities Is Good Business”(External link).
- Business Case for Accessible Design: The Benefit of Designing for Everyone (Report from the Centre for Inclusive Design Australia) – “The Benefit of Designing for Everyone” [PDF](External link).
Article about the report, launched in partnership with Adobe and Microsoft, titled World-first report: Research reveals inclusive design can expand customer reach fourfold(External link).
- Business Case for Digital Accessibility(External link): 2018 content from the Web Accessibility Initiative of the W3C.
- Business Case for Digital Accessibility: Accessibility: Making the Business Case for Employers(External link) (Resource from PEAT / Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology
- Strategies for Encouraging Teams: Gaining Buy-In for Accessibility in Your Company(External link), 2017 article by member of Amazon UX team.
- Value of Involving Employees with Disabilities Early in the Process: Involving Users in Web Projects for Better, Easier Accessibility(External link) (Resource from the Web Accessibility
Initiative of the W3C).
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