With New Updates, Slack Commits To Making The Digital Workplace 'More Accessible And Equitable'

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With New Updates, Slack Commits To Making The Digital Workplace ‘More Accessible And Equitable’

Steven Aquino
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Slack recently announced significant changes to make its software more accessible to all.

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Earlier this month, Slack, maker of the ever-popular of the eponymous corporate communicative tool, published a blog post in which the Salesforce-owned company touted a new software update promising to make the app more accessible—and thereby more inclusive—to disabled people everywhere.

“Every day, thousands of people with disabilities use their keyboards, screen readers and other assistive technologies to move work forward in their digital [headquarters]. That’s why we’re continuously working to improve accessibility in Slack, empowering our users to do the best work of their lives regardless of their abilities or circumstances,” the company wrote in the post’s lede. “Today, guided by user research and customer feedback, we’re sharing new [...]

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