We’re expected to do more digitally now than ever before and with that, there’s a risk of leaving a large proportion of the population behind. That’s because barriers on the web still exist. For many businesses, their digital presence is unwelcoming to the 7 million internet users in the UK with digital access needs - an audience worth £24.8 billion, to be exact.
We recently hosted a roundtable discussion on the issue of teacher workloads. Our panel included a range of leading educators from schools and organizations across the UK, who shared their own experiences and actionable advice on how to support teachers and senior leaders. As well as why they think EdTech, when used effectively, can help teachers, to help students. If you missed the live discussion, panelist Kat Howard, a Senior Leader at an all-through school in Northamptonshire, has shared her key takeaways and thoughts from the discussion.
In order to be a true champion of diversity and inclusion, employers must hire individuals from all races and backgrounds - this includes employees with learning differences and neurodiverse conditions. In some cases, employers are hesitant to welcome neurodiverse individuals not because they do not value their talent, but because they are not knowledgeable about the neurodiverse condition or recommended accommodations.
In order to help educate, we’ve sat down with nine business leaders and asked them what employers should know about job accommodations for employees with learning differences. Keep reading to hear their insights and learn how you can make your workplace a more inclusive and welcoming environment!
Our friends in the policing community recognize, value and celebrate the diversity in the world around us. Each force stands together to advocate for a workplace that reflects the communities they serve and protect. In this blog, we share how four policing organizations are making a difference in the diversity and inclusion space.
Accessibility. What do we mean by that? For digital people, it means the process of making products and services accessible to everyone. It’s about giving an equal experience to all users, regardless of any impairment they might have.
What about usability? This is a measure of how well a specific user, in a specific context, can use a product to achieve a defined goal.
Now, I’m sure I am not the only one here who sees crossovers between those two descriptions. Accessibility and usability are inextricably linked. If your website isn’t accessible, it simply isn’t usable.
As teaching moves from the school environment into the home, parents and guardians are taking on the supervisory role normally held by teachers. In the last blog of our series on the Four F's of Distance Learning, we look at how we can make our distance learning family-friendly.