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Accessibility consultant spotlight: Sarah Molder

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This month, we’re excited to spotlight Untapped Associate Sarah Molder. With a background in accessible employment for youth and a focus on disabilities studies, Sarah has been working with Untapped on a range of projects, sharing her lived experience and subject matter expertise with our team and clients. Tell us about… Read More

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Starting with trust: how strong relationships create inclusive workplaces

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The movement to make workplaces more inclusive has taken massive strides, however, a recent survey found that 90% of people with disabilities still don’t feel a true sense of belonging at work. Employers might be wondering, how can we bring inclusion to the next level and create workplaces where everyone… Read More

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Navigating missteps: A leader’s guide to messing up and moving on

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“But what if I say the wrong thing?” Is one of the most asked questions I get from executives doing the work to become accessible and inclusive employers. And it’s a fair question! As a transgender, disabled, and neurodivergent professional, I know how easy it is to use terms we… Read More

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Accessibility consultant spotlight: Meet Robbie McDonald

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This month, we’re excited to spotlight Untapped Associate Robbie McDonald. She’s been with Untapped Accessibility since our launch and like all our team, brings valuable lived experience and subject matter expertise in different facets of accessibility.   Robbie is a seasoned accessibility consultant who has supported Untapped with many projects, including… Read More

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Accessibility consultant spotlight: Meet Leanna Manning

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Our talented associates are such a key to our success. Each member of our team brings valuable lived experience as a disabled professional and has subject matter expertise in different facets of accessibility. This month, we’re excited to spotlight Leanna Manning. Leanna (she/they) is an accessible communications and marketing professional… Read More

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Why aren’t youth with disabilities applying to jobs?

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Employers are doing great work to create inclusive and accommodating workplaces, but it’s not always translating to their recruitment materials. When young job seekers with disabilities see information about a job opportunity, they need to see a message that instills some confidence that the workplace is a place where they… Read More

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Making documents accessible: The role of remediation

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Creating digital content that everyone can access is crucial. Although built-in accessibility checkers help, making documents accessible needs a specialized skill set known as document remediation. In this post, we explain document remediation. We define what it is, who benefits from it, and why it matters. Plus, we spotlight a… Read More

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Operationalizing Accessibility: Insights from Our Year with the Accessible BC Act

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In the past year, Untapped Accessibility has supported nearly 120 organizations to address the requirements in the Accessible BC Act. Reflecting on the past year of these partnerships, it becomes clear that the journey towards accessibility isn’t just about compliance. It requires a cultural shift in how organizations perceive and… Read More

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The Accessible Canada Act: Navigating Consultations with Disability Communities

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“Nothing about us without us.” The common adage captures the need to include the voices of disabled folks in policies that directly affect them. When it comes to accessibility planning, there’s no better expert on the subject than those who experience disability barriers on a daily basis. This is why… Read More

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Accessibility in Action: Celebrating Untapped Accessibility’s First Year in Operation

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In a world that’s increasingly recognizing the importance of accessibility, our first year in business has been marked by significant milestones and achievements. We’re bursting with pride to announce that we’re not just growing—we’re flourishing! Our team is expanding, our partnerships are multiplying, and our social impact is reaching new… Read More