How can companies support disability inclusion with the latest innovations? Check out these 3 easy ways to make a change.
1 - Make Universal Design Mainstream
Businesses should start to look at inclusivity and accessibility as mainstream requirements. Don't adapt your design to suit the ADA as an afterthought- have provisions built into the design from the start. Universal design benefits everyone equally.
2 - Remove Barriers to Employment
The employment rate for working adults with a disability is around half the rate for people without a disability. Companies can help to remove barriers in their recruitment and hiring process. Even simple changes like making the language and accessibility of a job posting more inclusive can help.
3 - Create Inclusive Working Environments
Only 21% of employees with a disability disclose their disability to work colleagues. Work environments should've safe and inclusive allowing people to feel secure in their workspace to be themselves without fear of judgment.
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Being involved in ADA design and construction has given me the opportunity to help a lot of business owners and commercial property owners prevent costly ADA compliant lawsuits.