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March 31, 2021
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The Latest News from Be. Lab
Hello and welcome!
We hope you have enjoyed a fun and eventful summer! This month we’re delighted to share with you some of the accessibility improvements in Auckland’s Parks. We’ve also collected a roundup of our latest top tips about how businesses can become more accessible. And finally, we’re excited to introduce the Be. Lab Talent Café- enjoy!
Welcome to the Be. Lab Talent Café
Are you an employer looking to hire exceptional talent? Then look no further! The Be. Lab Talent Café is a series of short videos, showcasing some of the incredible candidates we're working with to place into meaningful permanent employment. Every month, we'll release more videos so you can get to know our candidates face to face. From qualified engineers to meticulous comms people - the Talent Café is full of skilled access citizens who will be an asset to your business. Watch the first of our Talent Café videos here: [youtube links to be inserted]
And - if you're an access citizen currently seeking employment - find out more about our employment programmes here and get in touch with the team to find out more.
Celebrating accessibility improvements to Auckland’s parks
We’re so grateful to have had a summer where we can get out and about, and enjoy so many of the wonderful things New Zealand has to offer. This month we’re celebrating some of the fantastic projects that have been completed that Aucklanders can get out and enjoy. Check out the article below, and visit some of Auckland’s most accessible parks!
Celebrating accessibility improvements to Auckland’s parks (belab.co.nz)
Did you know that 1 in 4 Kiwis have an access need? That’s why we’re so passionate about making New Zealand the most accessible nation in the world.
One way we’re doing that is by sharing practical advice about how businesses can become more accessible - read on to discover our useful tips!
Our Top Accessibility Tips for Businesses
Start from the Inside: Recruit a Truly Diverse Workforce
Not sure where to begin when it comes to recruiting diverse talent? If that sounds familiar, don’t worry – we can help. Here are some easy ways you can improve your recruitment process and never miss out on fantastic talent again.
(link: https://www.belab.co.nz/items/how-to-get-the-best-candidates-with-an-accessible-recruitment-process )
Now Focus Externally: Customer Service Is So Important
Our 2020 access survey revealed that welcoming and helpful customer service is the number one issue for access citizens wanting to participate in public activities and events. By making sure your customer service considers everyone’s access need, you’ll be investing in a valuable customer for life.
Here’s how to do that >
Think About Ease of Use: Make Your Documents and Website Accessible for All
While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to making documents accessible, and you might have to adapt your information on request, here’s a great checklist to help you get started:
Accessible documents list > (Link: https://www.belab.co.nz/items/top-tips-accessible-documents)
Using a website or app shouldn’t be a frustrating experience but for many people with an access need, it often is. That’s why we believe accessibility should be built into websites, as a key part of content, design and functionality.
How to make your website or app more accessible > (link: https://www.belab.co.nz/items/making-your-website-or-app-accessible)
We’ve hope you’ve found these tips useful. Get in touch with our experienced and friendly team to discuss how we can support you on your accessibility journey. Email firstname.lastname@example.org