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Need a DEI Meeting Topic? Let’s chat about web accessibility!

20 Jun 2023

Web accessibility is a practice that organizations with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) working groups should strive to embrace. Creating an inclusive digital environment for your external customers and internal team members, where every individual feels valued and empowered, is not only the right thing to do but also a key driver of success.

We’d love to join your next DEI meeting to discuss our approach to implementing web accessibility best practices. We’ll typically show up with 2-3 members of our team, including team members that live with disabilities and use assistive technologies to use the web. We’ll present on lived experiences, web accessibility standards, and compliance considerations. We don’t charge for these sessions and promise not to turn the meeting into a sales pitch, we just want to plant the seed and start the conversation. We’ve never seen a company that doesn’t want to improve its web accessibility, but we’ve seen countless companies that don’t understand where they’re lacking or how to start improving.

Here are a few reasons you should invite us to your next DEI meeting:

Expertise in Accessibility and Inclusion

Accessible Web has established itself as a leader in accessibility and inclusion. With our specialized knowledge and experience, we can provide valuable insights and guidance on designing accessible experiences, accommodating diverse needs, and overcoming barriers that hinder inclusion. Our expertise extends beyond technical compliance, enabling us to offer strategic perspectives on cultivating an inclusive culture throughout your organization.

Holistic Approach to Diversity

While DEI often focuses on race, gender, and other visible aspects of diversity, it is essential to recognize that disability is an equally significant dimension. Our presence in DEI meetings allows for a more comprehensive exploration of intersectionality and the unique challenges faced by individuals with disabilities, ensuring that their perspectives and needs are included in your diversity initiatives.

Collaboration and Partnership

We want to create a collaborative and mutually beneficial partnership. We understand that diversity and inclusion are not one-size-fits-all concepts. By working together, we can tailor our insights and strategies to align with your organization’s specific goals, culture, and industry. This collaboration can result in innovative solutions, customized approaches, and actionable plans that drive lasting change.

Employee Empowerment and Engagement

Organizations that prioritize DEI are more likely to attract and retain top talent, foster employee satisfaction, and boost productivity. By embracing digital accessibility, you signal to your employees that their diverse perspectives and needs are valued. This fosters a sense of belonging, empowering individuals to bring their whole selves to work and contribute to a more inclusive culture. Our presence can inspire and motivate your employees to champion accessibility and inclusion within their teams and beyond.

Competitive Advantage

In today’s global marketplace, customers and clients are increasingly seeking to engage with organizations that demonstrate a genuine commitment to DEI. By upgrading your websites and digital products to be accessible, your organization can gain a competitive edge by showcasing your dedication to accessibility and inclusion. This can open doors to new markets, enhance brand reputation, and strengthen relationships with diverse stakeholders.

We’d love to collaborate with your DEI team

We invite you to get in touch with us to explore how Accessible Web can contribute to your organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion journey. Contact us!