After centuries of people with disabilities not having equal access to digital and built environments a new United in Accessibility (A11y) movement was formed. In 2014 professionals and individuals with disabilities started to rally to form the first International Association for Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), organization. The “United in Accessibility” podcast offers shared experience, solutions and barriers faced that impact diversity and inclusion in organizations in the lives of people with disabilities and their circle of support.
E02: Partnership Excellence
Kate Nash from Purple Space and David Caldwell from UK Home Office explore the role of disability staff networks in building partnership excellence within an organization. As part of this conversation, they touch on how accessibility leaders can support the development of disability staff networks, the role disability staff networks play in developing a culture of accessibility awareness, and how disability network leaders can be vital support and allies for accessibility leaders.
E01: How to Engage the C-Suite to Drive Accessibility
This episode features a conversation with Caroline Casey and Neil Milliken. Caroline is the founder of the Valuable 500, which is a Leadership Initiative to make sure CEOs buy into disability inclusion and that disability and accessibility is part of the global agenda. Neil is the Global Head of accessibility at Atos. His role is to deliver better technology for customers and employees embedding inclusive practice into the processes of the organization. Neil delivers strategy and services working with a wide range of clients helping them to develop policies, processes, and technology solutions to meet the needs of their staff and customers. In this episode, they discuss how to engage the C-Suite to drive accessibility, how to influence board and senior executives to recognize the business value of accessibility, the role of top management in defining and managing the organizational strategic accessibility plan for all aspects of the employee and customer experience, why KPIs matter, and more.