Creating a workplace that promotes disability inclusion is about more than hiring people with disabilities. Disability inclusion, like any other inclusivity initiative, needs to be practiced holistically, from hiring and recruitment to culture and management practices, along with opportunities to develop new skills, advance, and succeed. Adopting disability inclusion in the workplace can lead to a stronger workforce and an expansion of the talent pool. It’s also good for business – companies that practice disability inclusion are twice as likely to have better shareholder returns than companies who lack a strategy.
While many companies who value disability inclusion have good intentions, it can be challenging to operationalize policies and shift workplace culture. AARP has collaborated with Disability:IN to develop this helpful overview to assist employers as they aim to create more inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities.
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