Designing workplaces for “the average person” used to be philosophy aimed at satisfying most of the people, most of the time. But that also excluded a lot of people who didn’t fit the average. People at work expect — and deserve — diverse options that allow them to have the same opportunities as everyone else. The emerging field of inclusive design offers strategies for everyone at work to achieve their potential.
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These are the challenges that blind people have in navigating the workplace
There’s a lot of progress when it comes to opportunities for blind people. However, negative employer attitudes continue to hold them back.
5 unmissable events in Amsterdam to improve workplace diversity
Diversity and inclusion: they’re topics many companies talk about, especially around the time of Pride — but how can we follow through with initiatives that make a difference?
Accessibility is the next big game-changer for business
AI is powering greater inclusion in the workplace which, in turn, is powering new levels of innovation.
How to make your workplace more autism-friendly
AsIAm.ie founder Adam Harris is on a mission to make Ireland the most autism-friendly country in the world. But how do we get there?
Why People Hide Their Disabilities at Work
Work is stressful. If you’re hiding a disability, the daily grind of early mornings, deadlines, and office politics is compounded into a far heavier burden.
Disability Support Organisation Leads Way in Accessible and Inclusive Workplaces
With many buildings presenting accessibility barriers for people with disability, one company is prioritizing inclusive and accessible work spaces by relocating to a new office.
How design thinking can help tackle gender bias in the workplace.
US Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy announces $950,000 grant to establish Accessible Technology Action Center
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has announced a fund of $950,000 for grants that will be used to open and operate the Accessible Technology Action Center (ATAC), a new national resource that will facilitate and promote the use of accessible technology in the hiring, employment, retention and career advancement of individuals with disabilities. The ATAC will expand access to information and communication technologies in the workplace for people with disabilities. The center will promote the knowledge, technical skills, tools and leadership strategies needed to address accessibility issues, and will seek to raise awareness of the impact critical accessible workplace technologies have on competitive employment opportunities. The initial grant award will be for 12 months with the possibility of up to four optional years of funding, depending on the availability of funds and satisfactory performance. Grant applications will be accepted until Aug. 31, 2012.