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In Case You Missed it: 6/22/2023 – “Understanding Digital Accessibility” Webinar

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If You Build it, They Will Come: Understanding Digital Accessibility

The first webinar in the Disability:IN Connecticut series ”If You Build It, They Will Come: Creating a Disability Inclusive Workplace.” was held on Thursday, June 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Digital Accessibility is an important part of ADA compliance. For businesses in Connecticut facing a shortage of workers, organizations cannot afford to turn away qualified job seekers with disabilities.

Businesses have learned the value of tapping into this hidden talent pool of qualified job seekers. In order to attract these qualified job seekers, it is important that websites and other digital applications are accessible. Most businesses reside in both the physical and digital or online space. Digital Accessibility addresses access for people with disabilities to  digital or online space.

  • Does the accessibility of your website, online job application process and other public facing digital applications reflective of your commitment to Disability Inclusion?
  • How can organizations ensure that they open their “digital doors” to people with disabilities who want to work and do business?

Your website and other digital outreach to job seekers and customers represent that important first impression of your business.

One of the most important ways to attract qualified job seekers and customers with disabilities is implementing Digital Accessibility to make your website and job application process accessible to qualified job seekers with disabilities.

Digital accessibility addresses the steps you need to take to ensure that your website and all of your digital applications are readily available to customers, job applicants and employees with disabilities.

Jeff Wissel, Chief Accessibility Officer at Disability: IN spoke presented what you need to know about implementing Digital Accessibility at your business to create a truly disability inclusive workplace.

Jeff addressed:

  • What is “Digital Accessibility”?
  • The ADA and Digital Accessibility
  • Why Digital Accessibility is a mandatory part of a Disability Inclusive workplace.
  • Who needs digital applications to be accessible?
  • How can we ensure that our website and job application process are accessible?
  • Digital Accessibility and job accommodations.