Disability Inclusion Toolkit

Create a workplace that acknowledges, accepts, and leverages the talents of all people.

 

Use this toolkit to assess and maximize your company’s inclusion of people with disabilities, including neurodivergence.

Our data, resources, and best practices are informed by the perspective of experts and people living and working with disabilities.

Read the call to action from Dale Petroskey, our President and CEO.

CREATING AN INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE

ASSUME YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT DISABILITY LOOKS LIKE

The symbol for disability access is a wheelchair – something that was decided when Richard Nixon was president. And something that continues to influence people’s understanding and awareness of accessibility needs.

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EMBRACE A CUSTOMIZED APPROACH TO DISABILITY INCLUSION

Tips on how to operate within legal guidelines and create a culture where people feel confident in talking about what will help them work to their best ability.

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DISABILITY INCLUSION NEEDS TO BE A BUSINESS PRIORITY

See how two major financial services firms are approaching disability inclusion and how it benefits the bottom line.

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FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH ACCESSIBILITY IN EDUCATION

Transitioning from being a full-time student to joining the workforce can be challenging for anyone. For students in the disability community there are additional steps to take and processes to follow.

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Start the Work of Disability Inclusion

Infographic showing the next steps to progress in disability inclusion. Companies should Evaluate by initiating a disability inclusion workplace assessment, reviewing how other companies tackle disability inclusion, and creating an action plan. Then, companies should establish a culture of inclusion by establishing a disability-focused employee resource group and implementing company-wide training. Finally, companies should reduce barriers to employment by building a strong sourcing and retention plan, reviewing hiring and onboarding procedures, and providing on-the-job support for employees with disabilities.

PARTNER RESOURCES

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The DRC’s Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement team wants to know what you think of the Disability Inclusion Toolkit and your ideas to advance it.