Why We Must Keep New Accommodations That Help Everyone

by Feb 26, 2022

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In March 2020, when the world scrambled to stop the spread of COVID, workplaces, schools, and society at large quickly adapted. Suddenly, work and social life became much more accessible. Now, as restrictions start to ease, many people with disabilities wonder whether accommodations will last.

Pandemic accessibility options for all included:

  • Remote and flexible work schedules
  • Virtual professional conference
  • Virtual and recorded classes
  • Closed captioning for online meetings
  • Text to voice software

People with disabilities have been asking for reasonable accommodations for decades, particularly in the workplace and the classroom. And their requests have, for the most part, been denied due to costs and logistics. However, once those accommodations became necessary for all, the cost and logistics were no longer an issue. But as the country starts to live a new normal, accessibility threatens to narrow back to pre-pandemic levels.

The need for making accessibility permanent is greater than ever. As millions of people continue to deal with the long-term effects of COVID, many medical experts advise that we should anticipate and prepare for a new cause of disability.

Now is the time to remove barriers and create an environment that’s inclusive to all. And iDisability can help. Over 4 million business users across various industries have already benefitted from our e-learning modules. Visit our website to discover how we can help you today.

Andrew D. Houghton

Andrew D. Houghton

President, Disability Inclusion Solutions

Nationally Recognized Accessibility Expert. Creating Innovative Disability Inclusion Solutions. Certified DOBE.

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