Accessibility: Making the Business Case for Employers – Peatworks

Accessibility: Making the Business Case for Employersjimtobias2021-08-06T16:51:20+00:00

Accessibility: Making the Business Case for Employers

When it comes to human capital, taking steps to improve the accessibility of your workplace technology infrastructure can result in significant bottom line benefits. It can widen your pool of potential talent by sending a clear message that all qualified individuals—including those with disabilities—are welcome to apply.

Collectively, these benefits comprise what’s often called a “business case,” and developing a written one can significantly help in your quest to advocate for an accessible workplace. To be most effective, an accessibility business case, like all business cases, should be customized to reflect your company’s unique mission. It should clearly map to established corporate goals and objectives and identify how improving the accessibility of your workplace technology infrastructure can advance them.

Once developed, a solid, comprehensive business case can serve as an important tool in justifying your company’s accessibility initiative and communicating about it, both internally and externally. Given the nature of technology, however, a business case should be considered a living document and be assessed and updated on a regular basis to reflect changes in your organization’s systems and processes.

In fact, your organization may have a specific process for developing a [...]

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