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Title: Ep. 8 Making your company more accessible for vision impaired people

Guest: Callum Russell, Independent Disability Consultant, Crystal Eyes

Description: In this episode we discuss vision impairment, how companies can make themselves more accessible for vision impaired people, and the benefits of doing so.

Key Takeaways:

  • Disability awareness training for staff
  • Alt tag your images
  • An untapped recruitment source


Time codes

55 seconds Callum’s background

3.48 The most common problems vision impaired people face

5.34 Achievements since Crystal Eyes founded

11.00 Challenges since Crystal Eyes founded

12.52 How can companies make their physical offices more accessible for vision impaired staff and visitors

16.33 How can companies make their online presence more accessible for vision impaired people

20.17 Alt tagging images

22.44 Why companies should be more accessible for vision impaired people

25.30 STANDARD QUESTION: What do you think is the most important piece of tech in the workspace, and why?

28.19 CLOSING QUESTION: What do you think will be the next big tech change in the workspace, and why?

30.20 Final thoughts

30.53 Contact details

32.13 Key takeaways


Episode related links

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Guidance on alt tagging can be found here

UK Government Access to Work scheme: aimed at supporting disabled people to take up, or remain in work

UK Government Disability Confident scheme: supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace


Callum Russell’s contact details

Visit the Crystal Eyes website

Crystal Eyes on Twitter: @crystalvision22

Callum on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/callum-russell-85714a82/

Callum on Instagram: callumcrystaleyes


About Crystal Eyes

CrystalEyes works with businesses, local authorities, the education sector, charities, museums and individuals. Making reasonable adjustments is a legal requirement under the Equalities Act 2010.

If you want to diversify your workforce or make it more inclusive and effective and be compliant, then you will benefit from working with a specialist consultant in vision impairment.

Visit the Crystal Eyes website

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