Disability Inclusion and The Workplace

Work Without Limits blogs feature staff and guest bloggers highlighting varying perspectives of disability inclusion in the workplace.

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Published Friday, June 1, 2018
Alexis Henry, Tim Vernon, Jessica Cain, Kathy Petkauskos standing and smiling while Tim and Jessica hold awards to Exemplary Employee and Employer Award at Raise The Bar Conference 2017

Author: Tim Vernon, Senior Customer Service Representative, Eversource Energy

On May 12, 2018, I celebrated my ten-year anniversary at Eversource Energy. These years have been filled with learning, increasing my skills, and giving 100% to each job I am assigned. I am a senior customer service representative who utilizes Braille and text-to-speech technology to provide thorough assistance by phone and e-mail to colleagues and customers. By answering coworker’s questions about the adaptive methods I use, I strive to break down barriers, and make the workplace inclusive for everyone.

Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Terry Reagan, Emily Kim Ae Sun Hunter, Selamani Ngaruo and Ben Khemmich standing in line in front of John Hancock logo

Author: MacKenzie Fitzgerald, Director of Strategic Communications, John Hancock
John Hancock participated in the 3rd Annual Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) on April 27, hosting students and job seekers with disabilities for hands-on career exploration and mentoring opportunities.

DMD is a large-scale national effort sponsored by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) to promote career development for young professionals with disabilities. For the third year, Work Without Limits (WWL), an initiative out of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is partnering with AAPD to bring DMD to Massachusetts.

Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018
One woman of color, one older man, old woman, in front one man in wheelchair

Author: Jenna Marcello, Assistant to Director of Operations at Eastern Bank
Although the weather was rainy and dreary the day of Friday, April 27th, Eastern Bank was full of sunshine and admiration. Friday, April 27, 2018 was Disability Mentorship Day (DMD) at the bank, a Work Without Limits initiative I had been coordinating along with my co-worker Chrissie Stevens. DMD is a large-scale national effort sponsored by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) for students and job-seekers with disabilities. I am new at the bank and this was my first time coordinating DMD and I did not know what to expect, but I was so pleasantly surprised!