Webinar: Inclusive tools to support disabilities and neurodifferences

Around 20% of the global population lives with a disability, and when you include family and friends this represents 70% of the global economy according to the Valuable 500. Embracing and supporting diversity, including disability and neurodiversity, can help businesses reach and attract talent from a much wider pool. It encourages employee loyalty and retention, positive brand awareness, and new ways of thinking.

Register for our webinar to hear from Texthelp’s inclusive technology specialists, Claire McGinley (UK) and James Deignan (USA), on the role of technology in supporting DE&I efforts. Simply fill in your details below to receive the recording and lots of other useful resources to support your journey to becoming more inclusive.

Register for the webinar

During the 30 minute session, we explore how Read&Write for Work helps you to:

  • Attract, retain, and nurture all abilities
  • Support neurodiversity in the office and at home
  • Reach and support candidates with disabilities, literacy challenges, and non-native English speakers

Sign up to:

  • Get best practice advice from businesses such as Network Rail, Sainsbury's, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  • Take home guides, resources, and tools to boost your DE&I practices.

Accessibility: this webinar includes live captions and by signing up you will receive the recording and the slides to view in your own time. If you have any additional accessibility requirements please contact d.thomson@texthelp.com.

This session is delivered by:

James Deignan, Texthelp (USA)

Inclusive Technology Specialist (USA)

Did you know that everyone’s brains work differently? We all read, write, and think in different ways. That’s what makes us so unique. Often, when our differences are celebrated and we can bring our whole selves to work. We are happier, more innovative, and more productive.

But, our differences are not always celebrated. In fact, one in 7 of us prefer to hide our differences (neurodiversities) to avoid being treated unfairly or risk being ridiculed - myself included. I have ADHD and I know now that it's my superpower. But, I haven't always felt this way.

Join our webinar to learn how you can better support all of your staff, regardless of difference, disability, or language barriers.

Claire McGinley, Texthelp (UK)

Inclusive Technology Specialist (UK)

Independence has no price. Yet disabled people are over 50% more likely to face barriers to accessing digital services than non-disabled people. Our vision is a world where difference, disability, or language are no longer barriers. Accessibility is in our DNA.

In this session, learn how our inclusive tools remove communication barriers in the workplace for more than 50 million people with disabilities and neurodifferences.

A little bit about Read&Write for Work

It's inclusive tools help users of all abilities with their everyday literacy and productivity tasks:

  • Text-to-Speech Tools
    These tools allow users to play any text to hear it read out loud. Each word is highlighted as it’s spoken so the user knows what text they’re reading. This combination of seeing the word and hearing it at the same time has been proven to reinforce understanding, improve retention and increase focus.
  • Neurodiversity Tools
    These tools are most commonly used by people with neurological conditions or barriers such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, and autism. They include Check It, an advanced dyslexia-friendly spellchecker that helps with complex spelling and grammar that your standard spellchecker won't pick up. And a Similar Word Checker that identifies homophones and commonly confused words and helps users to decode these words and use them in the right context.
  • Productivity Tools
    These tools are most commonly used by neurotypicals to support fast and efficient working. They include a PDF Reader that makes PDF documents more inclusive to everyone. And, Digital Highlighters that take the stress out of research. They drop all your highlighted information into a document in a professional format with referencing and a bibliography so you don't have to.

Register to see Read&Write for Work in action

Learn how it helps employees with everyday tasks. Removes communication barriers for people with neurodifferences, literacy challenges, and non-native English speakers. And, empowers all users to work more efficiently and productively.

Book a 1-2-1 chat with our inclusive technology specialists

Are you working to support your neurodivergent teams? Would you benefit from advice on how inclusive tools can help?

Book a quick 20 minute chat with one of our inclusive technology experts to get some advice and hear how businesses such as Network Rail, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Sainsbury's are supporting their teams.

Take a peek at our inclusive tools by downloading our handy Read&Write for Work Quick Reference Guide.