All public and private sector organizations with 50 or more employees are required to be WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.0 AA accessible by January 1, 2021. If you read that line, and went ‘huh?’, I don’t blame you. To simplify it, all organizations with 50 or more employees are required to have their websites … Continue reading Compliance vs. Accessibility: What More Can We Do In The Workplace?
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with all types of disabilities and promotes the value of having a workplace that is inclusive to those workers. In honour of NDEAM, I decided to do a post about the workplace and accessibility – more specifically, about what an individual … Continue reading What Not to do in the Workplace
Last week, I led two conference calls for the first time. That might not seem like a big deal to most people, but for someone who has trouble hearing on the phone, this was a major accomplishment. In university, if I needed accessibility services (such as a note taker to accompany me to classes etc.), … Continue reading Conference Calls and Hearing Loss
A year and a half ago, I graduated from university. I remember feeling excited for the future, and a little bit nervous. I was about to start the job hunt for my first full time position. With job hunting comes interviews. When I first started getting interviews, I was wondering how and when to tell … Continue reading Job Interviews and Hearing Loss