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Disability Inclusion in the Workplace: The Definitive Guide

SMBGuide is here with the definitive guide regarding disability inclusion in the workplace, giving strategies you can implement to make your workplace more inclusive and accessible.

disability inclusion in the workplace

In 2023, the US Department of Labor reported that 24.5% of people with disabilities were in employment. In 2022, that figure stood at 23.1%, and in 2021 it was 19.1%.

In today’s world, diversity and inclusion are not just buzzwords; they are essential components of a successful and forward-thinking workplace. One crucial aspect of diversity that is often overlooked is disability inclusion. Embracing disability inclusion not only benefits individuals with disabilities but also enhances the overall work environment and drives organisational success. 

Check our our existing article Increasing Office Accessibility: Inspiration and Expert Tips

We spoke with Ellie Westgarth-Flynn, Learning, Culture, and Change Consultant, about how the ADKAR framework for change can guide businesses towards creating organisational change to better support employees with disabilities.

ADKAR the guide to disability inclusion in the workplace

Here are some key strategies to promote disability inclusion in the workplace:

1. Educate and Raise Awareness: Educate employees about different types of disabilities and the challenges individuals may face. This can help foster empathy and understanding among colleagues.

2. Provide Reasonable Accommodations: Make sure your workplace is accessible to individuals with disabilities. This includes providing physical accommodations such as wheelchair ramps, as well as accommodating different communication styles or assistive technologies.

3. Encourage Inclusive Policies: Develop and enforce policies that promote inclusivity, such as flexible work hours, remote work options, and inclusive language in company communications.

4. Promote Diversity in Hiring: Actively seek out and hire individuals with disabilities. Ensure that your recruitment processes are accessible and inclusive.

5. Offer Training and Support: Provide training for managers and employees on disability awareness and inclusion. Offer support and resources for individuals with disabilities to thrive in their roles.

6. Create a Supportive Environment: Foster a culture where individuals feel comfortable disclosing their disabilities and asking for accommodations. Encourage open dialogue and provide support when needed.

7. Celebrate Diversity: Recognise and celebrate the unique contributions that individuals with disabilities bring to the workplace. 

By embracing disability inclusion, organisations can create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace for all employees. Together, we can build a more inclusive future where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

Source: SMB Guide

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