Beyond Duct Tape Diversity: 3 Ways for Sustainable Inclusion
Discover key strategies for empowering individuals with disabilities, including creating safe spaces, highlighting real-life examples of successful inclusion, and actively involving them in conversations and decision-making.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Empowerment of People with Disabilities
- Action: Create safe spaces to encourage people with disabilities to share their stories.
- Impact: This not only allows their voices to be heard, but also inspires others within the community to share their experiences.
- Resource: Disability Visibility Project: “The Disability Visibility Project is an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture.
2. Fostering Change through Real-Life Examples
- Action: Highlight real-life examples of successful inclusion and accommodations.
- Impact: Demonstrates practical ways to incorporate disability inclusion in everyday life and the workplace.
- Resource: Job Accommodation Network (JAN) -Provides guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
3. Active Inclusion
- Action: Actively include individuals with disabilities in conversations and decision-making processes.
- Impact: Shows a practical demonstration of inclusion and acknowledges the importance of diverse perspectives.
- Resource: How to include workers with disabilities in your DEI Initiatives - Article from Fast Company provides Input from the disabled community is a critical part of any company’s inclusivity efforts.
Call to Action
- Hire and Empower: Actively recruit and hire individuals with disabilities in leadership positions and provide them with platforms to share their stories.
- Engage in Inclusive Conversations: Include individuals with disabilities in discussions diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), valuing their insights and experiences.
Remember, genuine inclusion goes beyond temporary fixes; it requires continuous effort and commitment to creating an environment where everyone feels valued and heard.
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