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Building the inclusive workplace we imagine, together 

Today marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day. It’s a day when we get to celebrate the progress our customers and partners have made to create more inclusive workplaces. It’s also a good time to look ahead at what more we can do as a community to empower everyone in the workplace. We celebrate because our customers are...

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10 inclusive behaviours 

In the fourth industrial revolution, we need people with a combination of both digital and soft skills in order to help businesses innovate. In fact, the skills shortage is one of the top emerging risks faced by organisations, according to a recent Gartner report. One way to meet these shortages and grow your talent pool...

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Microsoft: working towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce 

Birmingham’s recent HR Directors (HRD) Summit 2019 featured an intriguing diversity & inclusion (D&I) CoLab run by Microsoft’s Julie Lock, Head of Customer Acquisition Marketing, and Kerri Hollis, Modern Communications Product Manager. The CoLab was entitled Engaging and Developing a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce. It aimed to stimulate collaborative thought and debate among the attendees...

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Using AI to shape an inclusive future for all 

Artificial intelligence is changing the way people live, work and learn. The use of AI allows us to be more productive and efficient with our time. But can intelligent technology be used for more? On March 28th, we will be running our next meetup event which focuses on AI for Accessibility. We have an exciting...

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Dear Accessibility Ninjas: you all play a key part in building an inclusive world 

March 8th is International Women’s Day, where we will be promoting the hashtag, #BalanceForBetter. It’s a call for action to achieve gender balance across the world. First and foremost, I am a woman. So, the importance of the #BalanceForBetter agenda resonates with me. But I’m also a woman with disabilities. I’m registered deafblind due to...

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