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Accessible Metaverse

What is the Metaverse? The concept of the metaverse originally came from Neal Stephenson’s 1992 novel Snow Crash; a dystopian world where life interplays in both virtual and physical environments. These days “Metaverse” doesn’t have one universally agreed upon meaning. For some, it’s a virtual world which exists whether or

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Inclusive Language

Inclusive language and why it matters Inclusive language is terminology that doesn’t discriminate against or stereotype people or groups. It’s particularly pertinent for people or groups who have historically been excluded or marginalized. Using inclusive language shows consideration, awareness, and respect toward individuals and groups through use of positive, accurate,

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Disability Pride Month

This month marks 32 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed.  Recognizing Disability Pride Month helps start conversations and raises awareness around how to be better allies and support people with disabilities.  [HINT: keep reading for some easy ways to be supportive and inclusive.] A little history.

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Restaurant accessibility

We often use the expression, “I could get there with my eyes shut”, when we’re so accustomed to a certain place that it’s effortless to navigate there. While this effortlessness is far from the reality for a blind or visually impaired person, there is certainly a level of comfort that

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Largest Pizza Chain in Israel Partners with RightHear!

Pizza Hut recently completed a successful pilot with RightHear to make their stores accessible to the blind and visually impaired. After an overwhelming response from the initial 16 locations, Pizza Hut have now expanded to all 97 branches and franchise-owned restaurants throughout Israel! Which means anyone with orientation challenges can

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The Great Return: creating an inclusive work environment

The US is entering the era of The Great Return. Companies are responding to easing of restrictions and changes to social distancing mandates as they slowly transition from remote work to in-person. There’s a lot of discussion and debate about what flexible working looks like in 2022. What we do

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Why am I always getting lost?

Why am I always getting lost? This is a question I ask myself regularly.  I struggle to get my bearings in a large place – even if I’ve been there before. I’m regularly late because I can’t find the meeting room. I have to change the map settings so I’m

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What is “independent wayfinding”?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers independent wayfinding as a right not a privilege. At least according to Special Master and seasoned attorney, Mr David Ferleger, in his recent paper from the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. We highly recommend reading the entire essay. But for those who prefer

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Breaking the bias

Unconscious bias – also referred to as implicit bias – is a person’s attitude or beliefs about others that occurs without the person being aware of it. These biases can come from past experiences, learned assumptions, or social perceptions. And they can affect how you think about certain people or

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Top Tips for Accessible Signage

Your signage is an extension of your brand. It is a visual and textual representation of who you are and what you want to say. It’s one of the most important impressions you can make on your customers and your employees. So make sure that everyone is able to access