The Valuable 500 launches new resource for disability inclusion

AbilityNet is proud to be listed on the inaugural Valuable Directory, a new resource launched by global disability inclusion campaign The Valuable 500. Having signed up 500 of the world's largest businesses this next step offers access to expertise in digital, physical and cognitive accessibility, as well as tools for inclusive recruitment and branding practices.

Working with the Valuable 500

AbilityNet's Service Delivery Director, Amy Low, is delighted at the news:

"We are proud to be one of 77 organisations selected by an independent expert review panel drawn from the global disability community. This is the first directory of its kind as it has been created by disabled people for disabled people. Our appointment underlines our mission to end disability exclusion, and we look forward to working with the Valuable 500 companies to achieve this."

The Valuable 500 is the largest community of Global CEOs committed to disability inclusion in business, with 500 multinational organisations making a public commitment to disability inclusion in their organisation. Founded by social entrepreneur Caroline Casey the network marks a new age of diversity in business and the Directory offers access to the specialist expertise needed to deliver its vision. This includes:

  • Inclusive marketing
  • Organisational culture
  • Accessible physical environments
  • Digital accessibility
  • Inclusive recruitment
  • Mental Health & Safety training
  • Consumer research.  

"Our vision is to build a digital world accessible to all," says Amy Low.

"We have delivered world-class services for digital accessibility and workplace inclusion for over 20 years, so we are well-placed to help organisations in all sorts of ways. This includes accessibility testing, eLearning resources and training, as well as helping with strategy through tools such as Gap Analysis and Maturity Model."

"We are very proud to be part of The Valuable 500 story - Caroline Casey has spoken at our TechShare Pro conference every year since 2019, so we have seen the amazing impact of her work and we are excited to see the next stage of that vision become a reality."

Watch Caroline's passionate presentation at TechShare Pro 2019 to learn more about The Valuable 500.

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