SOURCE: Bureau of Internet Accessibility

Bureau of Internet Accessibility

August 21, 2017 16:28 ET

Accessibility Galvanizes Job Recruiters and Seekers

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - August 21, 2017) - Increased website accessibility could prove to be a major boon for both employers and job seekers. Only 41% of the more than 50 million Americans with disabilities are currently employed, which means that there is a talent pool of potentially more than 30 million unemployed Americans that companies could tap into if they revamp their websites for greater accessibility.

In addition to attracting new and diverse job candidates, a more accessible web presence can also bolster corporate morale, as it reflects a company's desire for diversity and inclusiveness among its staff. Finally, a boost in website accessibility serves as a preventative measure because it could also save these companies from expensive litigation for non-compliant websites.

For more on the potential employer perks of an accessible website, please read on at the https://www.boia.org/blog/how-accessible-websites-help-candidates-and-employers

About the Bureau of Internet Accessibility:

The Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA) has been helping eliminate the accessibility digital divide since 2001. The organization's reports, tools, and services have assisted businesses in improving, maintaining, and proving the accessibility of their websites. With services that include self-help tools, audits, training, remediation and implementation support, BoIA has the experience and expertise to ensure that accessibility efforts are worthwhile and successful. For more information, visit www.BoIA.org.

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