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Disability Snapshot: Realities And Paths Forward For Europe

With nearly 50% of Europe’s differently abled population unemployed, the continent struggles to include this group in talent pipelines. However, new initiatives show progress and hope that the future will be more inclusive for all. — By Jeremiah Prince

Around one in five adults in Europe live with some form of disability -- almost 100 million people. Yet less than half are employed. Many are living below the poverty line. Adding in the changes and challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these divisions. But European government initiatives and many private companies have found success implementing accommodations that improve employment outcomes ....