Studies show that companies with a diverse and inclusive workforce benefit from greater employee retention and higher productivity rates. But some people think that accommodations are always expensive and complicated.
By Sheryl Snapp Conner of Entrepreneur
In a recent column, I introduced Ric Nelson, a 37-year-old disability advocate in Anchorage, Alaska. Nelson has cerebral palsy and requires full-time assistance to manage his physical needs. Despite his challenges, he’s dedicated his career to advancing programs and understanding of the disabled in Alaska (which ranks third in the U.S. for the strength of its programs) and throughout the U.S.
Continue reading 3 Ways Elevating the Narrative on Disabilities Leads to Business Success
By Susan Murad
With National Disability Employment Awareness Month just concluded, the Center on Employment at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf is offering tips for employers conducting virtual interviews with deaf and hard-of-hearing job candidates. Continue reading Tips for Conducting Virtual Interviews with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Job Candidates
By Tamala Scott
As we envision a return to normal following the pandemic, many businesses find themselves in a position of having to rehire staff to ramp back up to pre-COVID productivity and revenue. Continue reading Rehiring the Smart Way: Mainstreaming Disability in Recruiting Strategies
By Elizabeth Stephen, VP of Customer Engagement at Striata, The Americas
In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 achieved what years of lobbying and education has not—convincing organizations of the importance of making sure digital assets, like websites, emails and mobile apps, are easy to use and simple to navigate. Continue reading Digital Accessibility: Why It’s More Vital Than Ever
By Joanne Cleaver
Grant Thornton, the northern Virginia office of international accounting and advisory firm, had a problem.
The office is located in the Washington, D.C. metro, one of the most racially diverse areas in America, with an especially strong representation of Black professionals. Continue reading Cultivating a ‘Deliberately Diverse’ Approach in Accounting & Advisory Fields
By Sarah Botterill
Due to COVID-19, many people are now working from home. It’s a challenge for everyone but can present additional barriers if you have a disability or a long-term health condition. Employers and employees need to collaborate. Homeworking is often more inclusive if you consider everyone’s needs.
The most recent episode of the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT)’s Future of Work podcast features Josh Christianson, Co-Director of PEAT, as he highlights predictions made by Future of Work podcast guests regarding anticipated changes resulting from emerging technology and the impact on the workplace and workforce of our future.
Driven career professionals often struggle to figure out a work life balance that doesn’t leave them riddled with guilt. Unfortunately, for parents of kids with disabilities the increased demands can make them feel like Continue reading Autism Awareness Advocate Areva Martin On Her Work-Life Balance Journey
Many employers and employees are shifting to telework structures. For some, conducting business from home may be a new adventure, while others are veterans of remote work. Regardless of experience, it can be helpful for us all to think through approaches to teleworking to ensure that Continue reading Tips for Being an Effective Teleworker