Business Accessibility Toolkit

Chuck Edward standing on a balcony with a partly cloudy sky behind him.

A high-profile leader reveals his disability to help others have a more empowered voice

As a human resources exec, Chuck Edward has long championed the voices of others and encouraged their stories. He has traveled globally, from India to Romania, with thoughtful advice for employees and job candidates to be vulnerable, open-minded and authentic. He’s a well-known, compassionate mentor who enjoys coaching people and shaping an inclusive culture that gives everyone “permission to be real.”

MS Exec Taylor Anne

‘We are at a crossroads’ – How Microsoft’s Accessibility team is making an impact that will be felt for generations

When it comes to accessibility, Anne Taylor is not afraid to share her point of view. Serving as Director of Supportability in Microsoft’s Accessibility program, she ensures the teams designing Microsoft products and services always consider people with disabilities.

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Taking Your Health Care To The Next Level With Telemedicine

Services like HealthLine only offer advice, and often require patients to seek in-person care. Telemedicine is different, directly connecting patients and licensed health care providers online. Telemedicine — also known as eHealth, telehealth, or virtual medicine — aims to cut down on in-person visits, making medical care more efficient for both patients and healthcare providers.

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Untangle The Confusing Web That Is Canada’s Disability Policy

There needs to be a single ministry department with the authority, decision-making ability and accountability needed to support Canadians.

Adam Spencer CEO of AbleDocs

Adam Spencer: A CEO Extraordinaire, Creating Ripples of Change

When you first meet Adam Spencer, what strikes you most is his assertive authenticity and raw honesty. Here is the CEO of AbleDocs, who is as vocal about his weaknesses as he is about his strengths, and probably that is the reason for his sparkling success and accelerated growth.

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Labour shortage? Opening doors to young workers with disabilities can help fix the issue

It’s well-documented that many Canadian businesses have been struggling with labour shortages, a challenge exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As boomers approach retirement, the aging-workforce discourse is being pushed to new heights. 

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Job Security Was Already Precarious For Individuals With Disabilities. Then COVID Hit.

Workers with disabilities are disproportionately experiencing job loss during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Instead Of These Ableist Words, Use Inclusive Language At Work

Stop using disability as a negative metaphor at work (and everywhere else).

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Accessibility: a matter of big bucks and smart business decisions

As someone who’s been tirelessly advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities in the digital space for over 20 years, I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve had to explain to people that accessibility is more than just a business expense.

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Hiring People with Disabilities: Recruiting with AODA Accessibility in Mind

Although the deadlines for AODA compliance have passed, your company may not be hiring people with disabilities because you are unaware of how best to recruit from this demographic.