Accessibility in the workplace creates an environment where employees with disabilities can access and participate.
This includes things such as physical accessibility, providing accessible entrances, restrooms, and workstations, as well as technological accessibility, providing assistive technology and accessible digital content.
Accessibility at work is not only a legal requirement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) but it is also an ethical responsibility.
Creating an accessible workplace, employers attract and retain a talented diverse workforce, create a more inclusive work culture and innovate their services or offerings.
Some ways employers can promote accessibility are:
👉🏼 Provide accommodations, such as assistive technology, modified work schedules or job duties.
👉🏼 Conduct regular accessibility audits to identify any physical or technological barriers that may prevent employees with disabilities from participating.
👉🏼 Educate employees on disability awareness and accessibility to promote a more inclusive culture.
👉🏼 Ensure ALL digital content, including websites (backend & frontend), apps, and documents, are accessible to employees with disabilities.
👉🏼 Foster an inclusive workplace culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion, and seek to include all employees, regardless of their differences.
ID:Alycia on wheelchair on stage wearing a red jacket in front of a website accessibility stat from https://lnkd.in/geHS8eBA that says “98% of the world’s top websites don’t offer full accessibility.”