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4 tips to make Halloween inclusive

Many people assume Halloween is a visual holiday; with all the decorations, scary movies, costumes, and trick-or-treating. But there are many ways to make Halloween more inclusive for people with visual impairments. Sometimes – especially when people are wearing costumes or disguises – it’s not easy to tell whether someone

Connected circles placed in a Venn Diagram. Clockwise from left it reads: diversity, inclusion, equity. At the central intersection of all 3 circles, it reads: accessibility.

Improve your DEIA strategy

We’ve all heard the terms Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA). They’re used across corporate-speak, activism, legal and policy, and society in general.  But do these terms mean the same thing to everyone? Do they fully capture what we want them to mean? This discussion examines both the power and

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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