Creating an Inclusive Workplace for the Disabled

True inclusive cultures embrace everyone, including the disabled. Developing an inclusive culture for the disabled begins with adopting the disability attitude.
— By Jeremiah Prince

The European Disability Forum’s suggestion is simple: Adopt a “disability attitude.” While few in words, it speaks volumes about creating an inclusive culture, whether social or business.

Adopting a disability attitude lays the foundation for looking at everything with understanding perspectives, whether it is the job or workplace, the recruitment policy, the diversity policy, employee diversity training, meeting policies, and so on. Diversity does not have limits, and inclusion is more than basic representation.

An inclusive culture is one founded on core values that include fair representation across workplace roles, equitable access to opportunities and resources, fair consideration of all workforce members in decision-making processes, respect for di...

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