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A More Inclusive Working Experience for Everyone

October 20, 2021
Bill L.
Bill L.

Executive Sponsor, In-Visible Inclusion Employee Resource Group

Like many organizations, Fannie Mae transitioned to temporary remote status due to COVID-19 in early 2020. While COVID-19 has created a lot of challenges for employees and their families, a unique opportunity came out of the pandemic — advancement in accessibility.

At Fannie Mae, we recognize October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) — a month of observance to raise awareness for disability employment needs and celebrate the many contributions of workers with disabilities nationwide. This year’s NDEAM theme, America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion, recognizes how COVID-19 has been a catalyst for rapid digital transformation and advancement in accessibility.

As the In-Visible Inclusion (I2) Employee Resource Group’s Executive Sponsor, it has been fascinating to watch technology tools that offer accessibility mature so quickly. Virtual meetings now have inclusive features that feel second nature, like the raising hand function, enhanced chat capabilities, and live closed captioning. Instant access, improved interfaces, customization opportunities, and ease of use were all accelerated due to our work-from-home status and limited in-person contact. These advancements are a win for all users — not just those with disabilities — and provide a more inclusive experience for everyone at work.

Balancing my work and home life as an executive leader, dad, husband, and care provider throughout the pandemic has increased my appreciation for the need for an accessible digital work environment. Having the option to move between applications that help me stay connected and productive has been fundamental to my success working remotely. Across Fannie Mae, I’ve seen how more inclusive technology can support business functions, including talent recruitment, and can help bridge the gap in providing more equitable opportunities. This October, our I2 Employee Resource Group is celebrating our progress and reinforcing to all employees the resources available to help improve their accessible work experience. Raising awareness about inclusion for all is core to our mission.

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