Podcast: Why web accessibility matters

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In this episode of Texthelp Talks, we are joined by Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet. Robin shares with us his experiences as a blind professional working in the digital inclusion space. He talks to us about the impact of digital inaccessibility on himself as a blind user but also more broadly on companies and businesses and their customers, services and employees. He also explores solutions to common challenges that organisations face when striving for inclusivity.

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8 web accessibility initiatives that can be done differently

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With web accessibility being a big focal topic at the moment, we recently published a web accessibility quiz that allows individuals to test what they know about web accessibility. We then asked our friends in the Terkel community to take the quiz, and reflect on their biggest learning. And share their thoughts on what they feel their industry could do differently.

In this blog, eight Marketing professionals reflect on web accessibility initiatives that could be done differently. Have a read and let us know what your biggest challenges are in the comments section below!

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Podcast: It’s time to practice inclusivity by design

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In this episode of Texthelp Talks, we're joined by Gordon McCullough, CEO of Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RIDC). Listen as we chat to Gordon about the benefits of inclusive design in the digital environment. Explore when and how we should be building in user research and testing. And gain expert insights that'll help you to ensure your digital services and products are accessible and usable by all.

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8 ways to support employees with dyslexia

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It has never been more important for companies to strengthen their commitment to inclusion.
 
While many companies are making an effort to hire employees from all races, backgrounds, and walks of life, it is equally as important to hire neurodiverse talent as well. For those who are unfamiliar, neurodiversity is a concept where disabilities such as dyslexia are viewed simply as any other human variation as opposed to a deficiency. 

With that said, some individuals with a neurodiverse condition may require additional tools and support. It’s important that you’re equipped to overcome any barriers they may experience.  This is why we have interviewed seven business leaders and asked them what is one way that employers can better support employees with dyslexia. Keep reading to learn easy ways you can help your company to be more inclusive and welcoming to those with neurodifferences!

 

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