Significance: Equality is one of Salesforce’s core values, and supports programs that help build a more inclusive workplace and drive greater equality in society.
- Teach Access addresses the digital accessibility skills gap by equipping learners to build a more inclusive world.
- The Building Bridges Collective program brings together industry, education, and disability advocacy organizations through a series of faculty grants as well as research and virtual study sessions to problem solve and train future leaders of the tech industry.
Salesforce perspective: “This is very much a strategic investment in the future tech talent pipeline. The ultimate goal is to bring a wholly inclusive and disciplined approach to the creation of accessible products and services. Teach Access and the Building Bridges Collective are aligned with Salesforce’s approach to product accessibility and we’re pleased to support the program” – Catherine Nichols, Vice President, Office of Accessibility
The ultimate goal is to bring a wholly inclusive and disciplined approach to the creation of accessible products and services.Catherine Nichols, Vice President, Office of Accessibility
The partner perspective: “We are thrilled to extend this partnership with Salesforce. This collaboration helps us enhance our educational programs, expand our resources, and accelerate progress toward a more inclusive world. Together, we are working to equip the future workforce with crucial accessibility knowledge and skills.” – Kate Sonka, Executive Director, Teach Access
Fast fact: Teach Access has set a goal to reach one million students in higher education by 2030.
Go deeper: Salesforce also supports building a future talent pipeline of professionals with disabilities through targeted support to ensure products and services are fully accessible. Examples include:
- Salesforce’s Workforce Navigators program provides training and support for professionals with disabilities interested in a career in the Salesforce ecosystem.
- Salesforce serves as a founding partner of InclusionHub, a comprehensive digital accessibility resource and database to help people with disabilities to succeed.