Maven, we know
We are here to change how society views us. Not because it feels good, or helps tick-boxes, but because we know there is significant value in seeing, hearing and listening to the diverse perspective of the human experience.
We want communities and corporates to develop a genuine interest in learning from people with disability. We want people to talk about disability openly, to ask us questions, to be curious, and to seek help – we want to be your guides.
We are experienced and knowledgeable experts in inclusion. We are conduits of connection, who can guide and co-design your approach to disability and diversity at work and in your community.
We are mavens, because we know.
Maven is a professional service provider for corporates and communities seeking to improve their inclusion and diversity practices. Maven aims to break down barriers to inclusion into the corporate and cultural space, while also creating employment opportunities for people with disability.
Our mavens will work with you to reduce societal barriers and enhance participation for all. Examples of services we can offer include:
Development of social inclusion policies, action plans and best practice guidelines
- Physical and online
Access reviews of workplaces, venues and online spaces to ensure they are accessible for all
Training on the human rights approach to disability inclusion
Assistance with websites and communication strategies to meet accessibility standards
"I’m passionate about inclusive language because it has the power to positively influence attitudes and change outdated thinking. Creating a safe space for people to learn inclusive language, theories and practices is a strong foundation for a society that respects and values my community"
Belle Owen, Maven
"Empowering those with a disability bymaximising their opportunity for employment whilst educating organisations will make this world a better place"
Charles Brice, Maven
"Many organisations don't think about websites and software. Technology is constantly updated, but it's not always tested for accessibility."
Zel Iscel, Maven
"Everyone has a talent somewhere and it's really just a point of finding that talent and utilising it, and I think if we have that sort of attitude we could have a lot more people contributing to society."
Ben Clare, Maven