Creating an Accessible and Welcoming Workplace
Clearly, a disability-inclusive workplace is an accessible workplace, and in this day and age, this means not only physical accessibility, such as wheelchair ramps, braille signage and accessible restrooms, but also digital accessibility, where information and communication technology is accessible to all and/or compatible with assistive technology devices. Moreover, accessibility has an attitudinal dimension. The key is to ensure doors are open—literally and figuratively—to all qualified individuals, including people with disabilities. But it’s not only people with disabilities who benefit from accessible workplaces. Accessible workplaces help businesses increase productivity; ensure a wider pool of talent can apply for, maintain and advance in employment; and expand their potential customer base.
The following links provide more information about the different dimensions of accessibility: