D&I Weekly News Round Up: Inclusion, Accessibility and more
Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about Google being accused of cutting back diversity programs, how the pandemic might make the world more accessible, which D&I programs actually work and how people are adapting face masks for the Deaf. Stay safe everyone!
A week after publishing its latest diversity report, Google is in the news again. According to current and former employees, Google cut back diversity programs in the past two years to avoid being perceived as “anti-conservative”.
A lot of companies try to move the needle, but which diversity and inclusion programs really make a difference in the workplace? Here are five strategies that, according to researchers, offer a good place to start.
Doors that are opening automatically. Wider gaps between store aisles. Working remotely becoming the norm. All these things that are now being discussed and implemented to help manage the pandemic, can also make a huge difference for disabled people. Maybe, one of the outcomes of the current situation will be a more accessible world. Read more here.
Most countries have made it mandatory now to wear masks in public. For the Deaf community, this is a major challenge, as they rely on reading lips and facial movements to communicate. Facial masks with see-through panels can help. Watch the video.