Today we’re celebrating the launch of InclusionHub, a first-of-its kind, crowd-sourced database for digital inclusion solutions and services.
With more than 1 billion people with identified disabilities in the world – and many more with temporary or situational “impairments” – digital and product accessibility has never been more important. At Be My Eyes we’re always in search of new ways to educate, inform and boost awareness of the many wonderful ways companies and service providers can be more inclusive.
Built and launched by Morey Creative Studios, InclusionHub is an independent, crowd-sourced resource powered by users and digital inclusion specialists. It seeks to help businesses understand and improve web and product accessibility by providing an unbiased, transparent and searchable database of companies that specialize in all aspects of digital inclusion.
InclusionHub’s goal is to cultivate a community of forward-thinking digital inclusion technology and service providers with the knowledge and skills to help guide companies in their accessibility journey.
“We’re proud to be associated with InclusionHub from its inception, and look forward to seeing this database and the community of people around it grow and have a positive impact on the world,” said Todd Kuipers, vice president of sales at Be My Eyes. “As a company, we are committed to improving the lives of the global blind and low vision community, and InclusionHub is a major step in the right direction for sharing best practices and recommendations among people who are trying to make positive changes within their own businesses.”
InclusionHub is designed to help businesses, organizations and institutions with a digital presence learn more about digital inclusion, and empower them to make decisions about resources that support their needs. In addition, Accessibility and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) leaders, human resources executives, web developers, content creators and policy makers will find a resource-rich directory of technology and service providers vetted by our editors and rated by the public to ensure we maintain a fair and transparent environment.
“The most important aspect of this environment is the integrity of the InclusionHub Resource Directory,” said Jed Morey, founder of Morey Creative Studios. “Every listing is curated and vetted by InclusionHub’s internal team, whether the provider was invited to participate or suggested by the community. The rating and review system ensures transparency in the process, and no special consideration is given to a provider regardless of their status, relationship or sponsorship of InclusionHub. Reviews may be user generated, but they are reviewed prior to posting to ensure that there are no conflicts of interest.”
At launch, InclusionHub has two founding partners: Morey Creative Studios, a digital marketing agency which developed the database, and Be My Eyes. Additional opportunities to share in founding partner status are available.
To learn more about InclusionHub, including the upcoming “Certified Inclusive” initiative, visit www.inclusionhub.com. And for more information on the Founding Partner program, contact email@example.com.