April 2020

Creating an accessible Canada

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Around the globe, many countries are proactively seeking a digital arena that's accessible for all. They're putting legislation in place to inform businesses of web accessibility standards and enthuse compliance - and that includes the Accessible Canada Act. But what is it and what does it mean for you?
 

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9 things digital marketers need to know about web accessibility

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It is often said that the world around us is what disables people that are differently abled - and the sad fact is that this is often true, especially when it comes to the digital world.

When a physical space opens up to the public, we think about the accessibility for wheelchair-users and parents with prams. We do the same when planning internal layouts, to make sure customers and service users can make their way around easily and independently. We’re even addressing ways to make public situations more comfortable for our neurodiverse community, for example reducing sensory stimulation for people with Autism - and that's amazing! But what about these considerations for web accessibility?
 

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7 ways to support neurodiverse employees working from home

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A time of uncertainty is overwhelming for anyone, but for neurodiverse employees unexpected changes can cause additional challenges. 

As we see an increase in remote working, we’re seeing our colleagues cocooned in the safety of their homes. We’re thankful to our employers for their safeguarding efforts, and feel lucky to have the ability to work from home - we’ve been given that protective barrier that many employees around the world are seeking. But in the midst of it all, it’s important to remember that there are some struggling with this temporary form of reality.

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Neurodiversity at work: a 360 degree view

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In this guest blog, we hear from our friends at auticon, an International IT service provider with a mission to 'improve the employment prospects of autistic people through providing high quality careers, shifting perceptions in the workplace, and encouraging others to welcome neurodiversity to their wider workforce'...

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Neurodiversity exists in the world and should be in the workplace too

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10% of the population have neurodiverse traits, but only 3 out of 10 employers actually consider neurodiversity in their people management practices. That means employers are missing out on some simple but effective adjustments they could make to recruit and retain members of the neurodiverse community - a community of individuals who bring a wealth of talent to any organisation.

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