Disability Inclusion and The Workplace

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Published Friday, November 30, 2018
Kerry (left), a person with a disability, at the mall with her mom (right). They are looking at each other, leaning in and laughing

Originally posted on by Denise Brodey, Contributer, Forbes
What do customers with disabilities want more than anything? To be treated like people first, people who also happen to have a disability. As we begin the holiday dash, these suggestions on everything from retail etiquette to online fixes for businesses—developed for and by people with disabilities—are worth sharing widely. Even bosses who may think they have the latest information on inclusion can learn a thing or two.

Published Thursday, November 1, 2018
Mandy harvey in focus with ASL interpreter closer to camera and blurry and some of the crowd in the picture out of focus

On October 10, 2018 and in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Work Without Limits hosted the 6th annual Raise the Bar HIRE! conference, this year in partnership with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC). The conference was jam-packed with inspiring speakers, educational breakout sessions, exhibitors, and awards!

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2018
since august of 2017: the employment-to-population ratio for working-age with disabilities jumped to 30.2%, the labor force participation rate for working-age people with disabilities increased to 33%

Author: Kathy Petkauskos, Director, Work Without Limits
Orginally posted on Commonwealth Medicine's Blog:
The U.S. Department of Labor released its latest report in September, and it was more of the same. Unemployment remained at 3.9 percent, where it has hovered for much of the year, but there was a shift for one key demographic.

After decades of struggle, workers with disabilities are beginning to move the needle, outpacing the employment gains of people without disabilities. In August 2018, the employment-to-population ratio for working-age people with disabilities jumped to 30.2 percent from 29.5 percent the year before. The labor force participation rate for working-age people with disabilities also increased, rising from 32.5 percent in August 2017 to 33 percent in August 2018.