Including Disability in a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

by May 29, 2019

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Embracing diversity is about acceptance, respect, and recognizing the fact that every individual is unique because of their ethnicity, gender, age, religion, and, range of abilities. Unfortunately, many diversity initiatives have a limited scope, and exclude disability from their reach.

With nearly 1 in 5 Americans reporting having a disability, it’s become apparent that disability is a core component of diversity. And, as indicated in a recent blog, new research on accessibility from Accenture, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), businesses greatly benefit when developing strategies that embrace diversity in the workplace, specifically when related to disability.
While employers recognize that having people with disabilities represented in their workforce is good for business, the challenge is knowing where to start. Companies looking to recruit and hire top talent with disabilities need to consider:

  1. Creating an inclusive culture
  2. Raising awareness about disability inclusion 
  3. Adjusting talent recruitment practices

Another effective tool is the iDisability™ e-learning module, “Including Disability in Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.” The vignette was specifically designed to create awareness about the fact that embracing diversity and creating a culture of inclusion in the workplace benefits everyone.

Nearly 1 million business users across a variety of industries have already benefited from iDisability™, an e-learning platform specifically designed to educate organizations looking to succeed in incorporating candidates with disabilities in the workplace. Complete the contact form today to get started on realizing the benefits of a truly inclusive and diverse workforce.

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