Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Written by Cheryl Swan on

Today, we are celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities – an awareness raising day, aimed at promoting the rights of disabled people and highlighting the barriers that they experience each day.

In a world where the population is over 7 billion people, there’s more than one billion (that’s 15%), who live with some form of disability. That’s more than one billion reasons to make sure that you’re providing an inclusive and accessible service for the disabled people in your community.

This year’s United Nations theme is ‘Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable post-COVID-19 world’ – which is something our team at HeX strive for. 

This has been an ambitious year for putting disability inclusion on to leadership agendas. We’ve seen Caroline Casey, founder of The Valuable 500, unite 500 businesses from across the globe, supported by global leaders such as Sir Richard Branson, Paul Polman and brands such as Virgin Media and Omnicom, join a year-long campaign to use the power of business to drive lasting change for those living with disabilities. 

Here at HeX, we are also leading the way in ensuring that the online world is easily accessible for everyone – this isn’t just the smart thing to do, creating an inclusive society is the right thing to do. This year we have supported 6 local authorities and 4 of the top educational establishments in Nottinghamshire as well as the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to improve their accessibility standards, amongst many others.

There are many aspects of websites and digital services that a disabled individual would hope to have accessible to them, read our seven top tips on adjustments that you can make to help assist in making your sites easy to navigate for all.

To find out how we can assist you further with digital accessibility user testing, accessible web development services or an accessibility accreditation, visit our Services page or give us a call on 0115 888 2828.

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