Disability Employment

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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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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

webinar panelist promo graphic featuring moderator Anu Pala and panelists Panelists • Anita Huberman- CEO for Surrey Board of Trade and Co-chair of the newly formed National Business Disability Inclusion Council) • Christine Buchanan- Regional Director of Employment Services and Training for Open Door Group and Chair of BC’s Accessible Employment Standards Development Committee • Sheri Byrne-Haber - Linkedin Top Voice for Social Impact and Senior Staff Architect, Accessibility at VMware

Accessibility in 2023: Trends and Legislation – Webinar Summary

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 On January 26th, 2023, Untapped Accessibility and the Surrey Board of Trade co-presented a successful webinar on accessibility trends and legislation.   The 300 plus registrants gained timely and robust insights from a panel moderated by Anu Pala and featuring Anita Huberman, Christine Buchanan, and Sheri Byrne-Haber. Here are a few… Read More

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Accessibility in 2023: Trends and Legislation You Need to Know

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2023 is shaping up to be a big year for accessibility in Canada, and we’re doing a webinar on this topic in partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade. Upcoming compliance deadlines for BC public sector organizations in September 2023 and 2024 have over 750 organizations rushing to improve accessibility…. Read More

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Remove the Barriers and Be Prepared to Be Amazed

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Accessibility means removing the barriers to everyone’s full participation in society. In a broader sense, this can include ramps and wide enough entryways in the built environment, websites that include— but are not limited to— descriptions of images, or alt text, plain language writing, audio descriptions, and more. Considering that… Read More