Delmarva Disability Employment Awareness Challenge

1. Employers!  Review company policies to ensure they convey a commitment to workplace culture inclusive of people with disabilities.  For assistance, read Business Strategies that Work: A Framework for Disability Inclusion (see in particular the first section, “Lead the Way: Inclusive Business Culture”).

2.  Consider conducting training for supervisors to ensure they understand their role in fostering an inclusive workplace culture.  Such training may include a review of relevant policies, including the process for providing reasonable accommodations.  One easy way to provide such training is to make use of available “turn-key” training modules or contact your local ESBLN and ask about Cornell University-developed ADA Leadership Network training.

3.  Educate your employees with ready-to-use resources, such as disability etiquette materials and the “I Can” public service announcement and accompanying workplace discussion guide.

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