Creating an inclusive workplace is definitely a social responsibility, but it’s also a smart business strategy. Companies that embrace diversity and promote inclusion are more likely to attract top talent, foster innovation, and have a healthier work culture.
The federal AbilityOne program provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities. It is the largest employer of people with disabilities in the United States. The program provides jobs to over 45,000 individuals each year. AbilityOne is supported by a network of nearly 500 nonprofit agencies that provide products and services to other federal departments while […]
As a worker with a disability, it’s important to effectively communicate your needs in order to succeed. It’s unrealistic to expect your coworkers or managers to recognize them. If you’re not effective in communicating your needs, you can put yourself at risk of being passed over for promotions and other opportunities. In other words, one […]
A person with a disability, handicap or impairment may have a physical, mental, or developmental condition that may limit their ability to participate in various aspects of life. While these terms may be used interchangeably in some cases, it is important to understand the subtle differences between them, as well as the potential implications and […]
Imagine that you are embarking on a journey through a dense and unfamiliar forest. You have a map, compass, and a backpack full of tools to help you navigate the terrain.
When a person with a disability is given the opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed, they make valuable contributions to their companies, their families and their communities. As an employer, it’s important to support career advancement for workers with disabilities. You can do this by promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Unintentionally denying career […]