In today’s digital age, accessibility and inclusivity are not just buzzwords but vital components of any successful endeavour. Opus recognises this importance and has forged a powerful partnership with Thriiver, a UK-based consultancy dedicated to fostering accessibility and inclusivity in the digital space.
Thriiver – Bridging the Accessibility Gap
Thriiver specialises in providing a range of services aimed at making digital platforms and workplaces more inclusive. Their offerings include:
- Access Angel – Website Accessibility Tool: Thriiver’s Access Angel is a game-changer in web accessibility. It ensures that websites are user-friendly for individuals with diverse needs, making information more accessible to a wider audience.
- Inclusion Audits and Action Plans: Thriiver conducts comprehensive audits and creates tailored action plans to promote inclusivity within digital environments.
- Online Screening Tool: This questionnaire, designed by a clinical psychologist, screens for traits associated with conditions like ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, and Dyspraxia (DCD), providing valuable insights for individuals and organisations.
- Workplace Needs Assessments: Thriiver helps identify reasonable workplace adjustments that accommodate the unique needs of employees, furthering workplace inclusivity.
- Assistive Technology: Thriiver offers software, hardware, and training solutions to empower individuals and organizations to navigate digital platforms seamlessly.
- Awareness Training: Specialised training programs for managers and teams, focusing on neurodiversity, physical disability, menopause, and mental first aid.
- Coaching and Co-coaching: Thriiver offers 1-2-1 coaching for neurodivergent individuals and co-coaching with line managers, fostering professional growth and understanding.
- Bespoke Program Design: Tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of clients.
Opus’s Collaboration with Thriiver
One notable success story stemming from this collaboration is the Opus & JD Ross implementation of Thriiver’s Access Angel accessibility tool for Chaberton Energy, a US-based company specialising in sustainable infrastructure and renewable projects. Here’s what Angelica Chang at Chaberton Energy, had to say about the partnership:
“I am delighted to share my experience and satisfaction with the Access Angel accessibility tool that has been provided to Chaberton Energy as part of our collaboration with Opus & JD Ross. This addition to Chaberton Energy’s website has improved our user experience and made an impact on our ability to reach our target audiences. Since integrating Access Angel into our platform through our Recruitment on Demand partnership with Opus & JD Ross, we have witnessed improvement in user engagement and inclusivity.
One specific feature that has resonated well with our audience is the option to increase font size. It may seem like a small adjustment, but it has greatly streamlined the access to information on our website for many individuals. This simple yet impactful change has made our website more accessible to a wider range of candidates, community members, and professional partners fostering a more inclusive and welcoming environment for the diverse needs of our audiences.
Our partnership with Opus & JD Ross and their focus on Diversity & Inclusion and candidate experience, was instrumental in improving our recruitment efforts. Access Angel has not only made applying for roles easier but has also enabled us to attract a more diverse pool of talent. It aligns perfectly with our commitment to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process.
Chaberton Energy is grateful for the remarkable alignment and efforts Opus and JD Ross has demonstrated to our D&I commitment. Opus and JD Ross’s dedication to enhancing accessibility and inclusivity has not gone unnoticed, and we look forward to continuing this fruitful collaboration in the future.”
This testimonial from Chaberton Energy underscores the tangible benefits of Opus & JD Ross Energy’s partnership with Thriiver and our commitment to fostering inclusivity and accessibility for our clients. Through Thriiver’s innovative solutions and Opus & JD Ross Energy’s Recruitment on Demand model and dedication to Diversity & Inclusion, we are excited by the partnership and the strides towards a more accessible and equitable world.