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December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The United Nations has designated this day as a means of raising awareness about disability issues and generating support for greater equality.

Here at Cole AD, we see this day as an opportunity for us to encourage a more inclusive world for everyone. However, we know that one day of awareness isn’t enough – and a conscious effort needs to be made to consider the lived experience of Disabled people in the workplace every single day of the year. 

While we care deeply about and always consider accessibility in our work and practices, we know there’s more that we could all be doing to ensure a better post COVID 19 world for Disabled people.

That’s why we’re proud to support our friends at Inclusion Scotland in their new fortnight-long campaign.

The video and podcast series showcases disabled professionals and their organisations participating and leading on the discussion of inclusive workplaces. 

More about Inclusion Scotland

From our collaboration with Inclusion Scotland in the past, we understand that building towards a better future for Disabled People needs to be led by Disabled People themselves. The video series, produced over the last year in collaboration with Disabled people, their organisations and Adobe, features the true voices that are at the forefront of this campaign. They discuss their lived experience as professionals working with different impairments and conditions. 

Their experiences are varied and sometimes contrasting, and that is what makes this such an effective campaign. To be able to experience the reality of inclusion from the perspective of those who are affected most by it is what leads to the innovation needed to push towards a better tomorrow. It’s often through the uncomfortable moments that true honesty and understanding emerges. We believe that it is important in any workplace to feel safe and supported enough to acknowledge better ways we could be working together. 

How we’ve helped them

We can’t wait to see more of the content Inclusion Scotland have produced for this campaign over the coming weeks. We are delighted to have been able to work with them closely this year on a number of projects. We helped create training materials for their Employerability programme including PowerPoints, accessible PDF’s and social media templates. For the branding, which was created for Inclusion Scotland in association with Real Inclusion, we created an extensive brand guideline and a unique illustration style. We also conducted a technical accessibility review of their website. 

The work Inclusion Scotland does is crucial and we’re proud to support them in delivering their message. If you want to keep up to date with their campaign and get involved yourself, follow them on social media.

@InclusionScot on Twitter

InclusionScotland on Facebook

Inclusion Scotland on LinkedIn