January Quarterly Newsletter

Accessibility And Education Insights - Tracking Industry Trends

Words Matter: Inclusive Experiences Start With Inclusive Language

Inclusive language is a key component of inclusive design because while many things impact the quality of a digital experience — from the design of interactions to how innovative the underlying technology is — words are essential and impact how an experience is perceived by customers. You can’t create inclusive experiences without inclusive language. Consumer quotes illustrate how your customers feel when the language used in digital experiences is not inclusive. They feel confused, uncomfortable, and excluded.

Disability In The Workplace: Developing Accessibility In 10 Ways

Accessibility is making sure everyone whether disabled, or able has easy access around the workplace as well as its facilities. Although the concept of accessibility at work goes far beyond physical access and involves so much more.

Continual Engine At The ATIA 2022 Conference

Meet Vijayshree Vethantham, Vice-President, Partner Engagements and Rajiv Narayana, Chief Learning Officer, Continual Engine US LLC at the ATIA 2022 Conference.

Attend our session on January 28, 2022 between 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Eastern time and learn about the Impact of Community in AI Technology for STEM Accessibility.

3 Ways Disability Culture Has Been Changing

If we can see some of the changes in disability culture more clearly as natural and potentially productive evolution –– rather than as pernicious threats or evidence of some kind of downward trend into bad habits –– they might be easier to process and even relax about. Here are 3 broad examples of ways disability communities have been changing over the last 60 or so years, and mostly for the better.

Make Accessibility Part Of Your Startup’s Products And Culture From Day One

The world of accessibility has experienced a tipping point thanks to the pandemic, which drove people of all abilities to do more tasks and shopping online. For the last year, the digital world was the only place brands could connect with their customers. A Forrester survey found that 8 in 10 companies have taken their first steps toward working on digital accessibility.

How to Measure Inclusion In The Workplace

In an era where companies are paying more and more attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), inclusion remains the most difficult metric to track. From new research, Gartner developed the Gartner Inclusion Index to measure what true inclusion looks like across an organization.

Disabled Student Unions Fight For Better Accessibility

Spurred by the pandemic, student unions for disabled students are emerging to demand more accommodations, create support communities and raise public awareness of the challenges their population faces.

Nearly 240 million Children With Disabilities Around The World, UNICEF’s Most Comprehensive Statistical Analysis Finds

The number of children with disabilities globally is estimated at almost 240 million, according to a new UNICEF report. Children with disabilities are disadvantaged compared to children without disabilities on most measures of child well-being, the report says. “This new research confirms what we already knew: Children with disabilities face multiple and often compounding challenges in realizing their rights,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. “From access to education, to being read to at home; children with disabilities are less likely to be included or heard on almost every measure. All too often, children with disabilities are simply being left behind.”

Editors:

Debangku Sarma

Digital Marketing Associate
Continual Engine

Vijayshree Vethantham

Senior Vice-President, Growth & Strategy
Continual Engine US LLC

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