Retaining employees with disabilities

The final part of the “employing people with disabilities” puzzle is creating an environment that supports their success

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All three legs (recruiting, policies, retention) must exist for the increased disability representation effort to achieve success

1. Easy access to public transportation

2. Physical Accessibility

When an organization only is interested in looking good rather than actually being good, this behavior is known as “disability optics”

3. Digital Accessibility

If you can’t get a job, keep a job, obtain a transfer, or be promoted due to inaccessible software, you likely have been discriminated against due to your disability

4. Sensory-friendly rooms

5. Disability-specific benefits

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Blogger, disability advocate, nerd. Bringing the fire on ableism. A11y Architect @ VMware. Wheelchair user w/ a deaf daughter. CS, Law, and Business background

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