Disability & Intersectionality–II

The Broad Perspective on Workplace Accessibility

Workplace accessibility is a principle encompassing everything from the physical layout to HR practices. Most importantly, accessibility must rest on a foundation of an inclusive culture.
By Peter Scott

The need for workplace accessibility for people with disabilities is commonly recognized in the business world, yet exclusion or job limitations continues to be the more common practices. One of the reasons is likely due to misinformation and false assumptions about things like the cost of developing an accessible workplace or the impact of disabled employees on general productivity. Yet, leading companies are proving that using best practices for accessibility combined with a culture of inclusion improves engagement and productivity. Taking cues from businesses that overcome challenges to accessibility and robustly implement a variety of accommodations demonstrates the numerous alternatives for employers.

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