Why your workplace needs a dash of Autism

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Masters in their field with incredible knowledge and passion which radiates brightly as they speak, but yet struggling with employment?!

Unfortunately, this is the case for many individuals on the Autistic Spectrum. In fact, 77% of adults with Autism are unemployed. A barrier exists between talented individuals and the workplaces they are destined to be, and that barrier is the current mindset within workplace environments. There's a lack of understanding in how to recruit and retain neurodiverse individuals, in a way which empowers their success. It's something we're passionate about tackling, and in light of Autism Awareness Week we're sharing a few thoughts on how to be mindful of different minds...

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What is the EU Web Accessibility Directive?

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There’s no doubt the internet plays a significant, and growing, part in the way we live. We book flights online, secure hotel reservations, apply for jobs, do banking, make doctor’s appointments and research the web for offers and information that is relevant to us.  But there’s still a huge number of people in the EU unable to do this due to inaccessible websites. 

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Coronavirus and web accessibility

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In this time of increasing uncertainty and change, web accessibility is more important than ever. As we’ve said before, digital inclusion is something that should be on everybody’s mind, and as social distancing measures come into effect, the ability for everyone to be able to access goods and services online is becoming more crucial everyday. That's why we're offering you our web accessibility tool, Browsealoud, free for 90 days - to help you support your online customers.

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How can we tackle the digital divide?

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In this  blog, we hear from Paul Wilkes, Digital Inclusion Coordinator at Leeds Libraries, on how they're tackling the digital divide. You'll hear how they're working together with their community to deliver different programs designed with the barriers to digital inclusion in mind.

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Why is web accessibility important?

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So much has changed in the last two decades. In fact so much has changed in the last two years. As a blind person I’m just one example of how tech has helped improve the life choices for people with disabilities. But when it comes to the digital world, technology can only help us to gain access if it's made accessible.

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