Celebrating One Year of Untapped Accessibility: A Milestone of Inclusivity and Impact
At Open Door Group, we are thrilled to mark the first anniversary of Untapped Accessibility, a Buy Social Canada-certified social enterprise. Untapped Accessibility stands as a beacon of innovation, creating a positive impact by both fostering meaningful work opportunities for professionals with disabilities and generating revenue for Open Door Social Services Society’s employment programs and initiatives.
Empowering Lives: A Diverse Team Making a Difference
One of the hallmarks of Untapped Accessibility's success is its commitment to inclusivity. With a team composition where 71% of staff identifies as having a disability, Untapped Accessibility has not only challenged preconceived notions but has also become a shining example of what can be achieved through diversity. Led by Trish Kelly, the Untapped Team bring a wealth of experience and talent, contributing to the success and growth of the enterprise. “I have such gratitude for our team and our customers,” says Trish Kelly, Managing Director of Untapped Accessibility. “We are working together to remove accessibility barriers in critical places like schools, libraries, food banks, and in local communities. It’s such exciting work!”
Shaping Accessibility Beyond Compliance
Over the past year, Untapped Accessibility has facilitated over 2,400 hours of work for individuals with lived experiences of disability. In just one year, Untapped Accessibility has become a driving force behind accessibility initiatives, collaborating with and empowering over 120 organizations. These include school districts, post-secondary institutions, municipalities, and various public sector organizations. Untapped Accessibility has been instrumental in propelling these entities toward and beyond accessibility compliance.
The impact of Untapped Accessibility extends far beyond meeting regulatory requirements. By fostering an environment where accessibility is not just a checkbox but a core value, the organizations collaborating with Untapped Accessibility have experienced a transformation in their approach to inclusivity. The ripple effect of this change is felt not only by employees but also by clients, customers, and the broader community.
Join Us in Celebrating and Supporting Untapped Accessibility
As we celebrate this significant milestone, we invite you to join us in supporting Untapped Accessibility's mission. By choosing the services provided by Untapped Accessibility, you are not only investing in high-quality solutions but also contributing to the creation of a more inclusive and diverse workforce.
To learn more about Untapped Accessibility and how you can be part of this transformative journey, we encourage you to visit our website at untappedaccessibility.ca. Discover the range of services they offer and the impact your support can make in creating a more inclusive and accessible future.
At Open Door Group, we believe in the power of inclusivity and the positive change it can bring. Untapped Accessibility is not just a social enterprise; it is a testament to the potential that lies within every individual, regardless of their abilities. As we celebrate this one-year anniversary, we look forward to the continued growth, impact, and transformation that Untapped Accessibility will bring in the years to come. Thank you for being part of this journey with us.
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