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Building Capacity for Accessibility 

As someone who regularly creates a lot of widely distributed communications deliverables (documents, slide decks, social media campaigns, graphics, videos, you name it), I often think about 508 compliance.  Years ago, when I got started creating communications collateral, I remember looking for a one and done training that would teach me everything that I needed…

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Continued Challenges of Asian Americans in the Workplace

As we close out Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we want to highlight the Asian American experience and continued challenges faced in the workplace. The term “Asian American” encompasses many different identities and experiences. All individuals have unique life experiences, but the “Asian American” experience includes a multitude of groups. When most people picture…

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Honoring Black History Month

The racial equity conversations of 2020 brought on a seismic shift in how organizations approach diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at work. A part of this work includes celebrating and understanding the rich histories and cultures of the many races and ethnicities of this diverse country. Every year in February, we all have the opportunity…

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Employee Spotlight: Lesley Perkins

Lesley Perkins joined FMP Consulting as a Managing Consultant in October 2021. Lesley has a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from University of Georgia and has extensive experience as an internal and external consultant with large companies such as IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton. In addition to being a recognized leader in diversity, equity,…

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Six Tips to Create Accessible Virtual Training

This month FMP proudly celebrates the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights law works to ensure all people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else, including employment and work-related opportunities. Did you know, according to the 2019 American Community Survey, there are an estimated…

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How To Make Your Next Virtual Meeting More Inclusive

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the historic signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This piece of legislation helped increase access and opportunities for millions of people with disabilities in our nation’s workforce. To celebrate this historic achievement in equality, and to kick-off National Disability Employment Awareness Month, let’s also reflect on…

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