Collaborating for Community: Global Accessibility Awareness Day

This Thursday, May 20th, marks the tenth annual celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. One billion people worldwide are impacted by digital inaccessibility. We at GivePulse strongly believe that the digital world should be available to everyone, and enthusiastically support the goal of Global Accessibility Awareness Day to “get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion.” 

In partnership with technology companies around the nation (such as Olark, a live chat tech platform), we pledge to invest time, learning, and resources to agilely improve our platform for accessibility. To advance these efforts, we are excited to welcome Jana to our team. 

Jana, the former Director of Community Engagement and Bonner Program Coordinator at Earlham College, joins us at GivePulse as an advocate for the blind community and an accessibility specialist in our engineering team to help scale our testing and development efforts. Jana’s dedication to engineering and technology accessibility has led her to be recognized as a semifinalist for the Holman Prize for her Blind Coders Blazing Trails project.  We welcome Jana and her energy to help us double down on our ongoing accessibility commitment. 

Our pledge and promise 

Our mission of enabling everyone to engage, organize, and understand the impact of positive social change requires that our platform be accessible to diverse communities. With this in mind, we pledge to continue to learn about accessibility, actively seeking input from our colleagues and peers with disabilities. 

We hope you will join us in supporting digital inclusion, spreading awareness of inaccessibility in the digital world, and learning about common disabilities and impairments. For more on the role technology plays in social impact, check out our top coding tips for change-makers.

To learn about our accessibility initiatives and how our platform can help support your stakeholders, schedule a call